Printerprezz and Growshapes enter partnership agreement to accelerate 3D design and development of medical devices

A 3D printed arm cast by PrinterPrezz.

A 3D printed arm cast by PrinterPrezz.

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PrinterPrezz Inc., a trailblazer in combining metal 3D printing, nanotechnologies and surgical expertise to design and manufacture next generation medical devices, announced an agreement with Growshapes LLC, a leading provider of advanced 3D scanners, to scale PrinterPrezz’s 3D imaging lab.

“Medical devices manufacturing is rapidly evolving and 3D printing is at the forefront of this change,” said Yuki Hoashi, Principal of Growshapes. “PrinterPrezz is a standout partner for us because it’s taking innovation from one industry and applying it to the medical industry utilizing various technologies, including 3D printing and scanning as well as designing and visualization. Their ultimate goal is to transform people’s lives, and we’re excited to help equip PrinterPrezz with 3D technologies to enable innovation faster in this field.”

“Partnering with Growshapes enables PrinterPrezz to utilize cutting-edge 3D imaging technologies,” said Shafkat Anwar, SVP Medical Innovations of PrinterPrezz. “Scanning in medical parts created at PrinterPrezz with high resolution imaging allows us to test accuracy and find new avenues for innovation. By integrating imaging, design, modelling and 3D printing, PrinterPrezz seeks to create patient-matched devices for improved clinical outcomes.”

PrinterPrezz launched its Innovation Center with the mission to connect doctors with technology. Using deep expertise in areas of nanotechnology, metal 3D printing and orthopedics, PrinterPrezz uses its imaging lab to 3D scan implants in high resolution, allowing for detailed metrology, validation and enhancement of advanced metal 3D implants and other devices. Growshapes’ access to a wide range of 3D printers and 3D scanners provides PrinterPrezz the flexibility needed to work on different types of orthopedic implants.

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