Multi-material Stratasys 3D printer used to manufacture NIDEK surgical eye equipment

Multi-material Stratasys 3D printer used to manufacture NIDEK surgical eye equipment

Additive manufacturing heavyweight Stratasys is continuing to expand its roster—this time to surgical eye equipment. Earlier today, the 3D printing company announced that its multi-material colour 3D printer, the Stratasys Objet500 Connex3, is now being used by NIDEK Technologies, an Italian producer of surgical eye equipment. The state-of-the-art 3D printing system is expected to accelerate clinical trial evaluations of NIDEK’s ophthalmological devices, or vision diagnostic systems. So far, positive results are already visible: NIDEK’s Research and Development division has reported a 75% reduction in prototyping costs, in addition to cutting lead times in half compared with previous methods. As […]

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