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Methods 3D Adds New 3D Printer

Methods 3D, a subsidiary of Methods Machine Tools, announced the addition of the ProJet® MJP 3600 to its line of 3D printers and direct metal 3D printers from 3D Systems.

Methods 3D has installed the ProJet MJP 3600 within its multiple technology centers across the U.S. to provide product demonstration, training, support, and development of customer solutions.

The ProJet MJP 3600 is designed for product prototyping and manufacturing across numerous industries. The series ProJet MJP 3600 can be used for advanced healthcare applications, including drill and cut guides for medical procedures with the ability to print in USP Class VI-capable, bio-compatible materials. Support structure is comprised of easy to remove, melt-away wax for simple post-processing, eliminating hand scraping, high pressure water jets, caustic chemical baths, or special facility requirements.

The ProJet MJP 3600 provides a large net build volume (xyz) 11.75" (298 mm) x 7.3" (185 mm) x 8" (203 mm),with a choice of materials and selectable print resolutions. It works with VisiJet materials in UV curable plastic, in a range of colors, translucency, and tensile strengths, as well as castable wax.

Source: Methods 3D  

FDA issued draft guidance on technical considerations for additive manufactured devices. The guidance is organized into two areas: design and manufacturing considerations and device testing considerations. FDA’s thoughts and recommendations on the use of additive are similar to other manufacturing processes. Post-processing, cleaning and sterilization, each of which are outlined in the draft guidance, are among FDA’s and industry’s top priorities in ensuring the safety and quality of additive manufactured devices. To read more about the guidance, click here.

Methods entered the additive manufacturing market in October 2015 when it signed a partner agreement with 3D Systems.