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Medical Device Rapid Prototyping Capabilities

Available from Omnica Corporation

Omnica's medical device contract manufacturing and rapid prototyping capabilities consist of subtractive and additive methods. Both have their advantages when producing working prototypes or demonstration models. Using the subtractive method, Omnica fabricates metal or plastic parts and components by removing material with its manual and CNC machine tools. With the additive method, the company uses 3D printers to create plastic parts and components by building in layers from CAD models.

Omnica employs two full-time machinists and an in-house CAD/CAM specialist (for programming MasterCAMâ„¢), and can either fabricate production-quality parts outright, or mill an aluminum mold to be used with its Arburg injection molding machine. Both methods allow building of parts from production-spec polymers or with materials to be used in the final product.

The company's six 3D printers can quickly produce Polymer-Jet or FDM (fusion Deposition Modeling) parts made from either UV-cured polymers or production-grade thermoplastics like ABS and Ultem.

Omnica's sophisticated tools and capabilities for performing all but the most esoteric milling, metal shaping, and plastics fabrication operations in-house include:

Abrasive water-jet machining (CNC)
Rapid prototyping (Six 3D printers)
Laser welding
Laser cutter (CNC)
CNC Router
CNC lathe

Thermoforming
Micro machines for miniature parts
Investment casting
Sinker EDM
Spray paint finishing booth
CNC Machining

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