3D Systems Corporation has announced that PDR, an experienced, U.K. based, medical modelling organisation, has chosen Accura ClearVue for its medical modelling business. Accura ClearVue is an ultra-clear print material that delivers Polycarbonate and ABS-like performance for snap fit applications and meets the rigorous requirements of USP Class VI.
The Medical Application Group at PDR, the National Centre for Product Design and Development Research, conduct applied research in the field of medical devices and anatomic models and provide patient specific medical models to the National Health Service for improved surgery planning and patient security in the operating theatre. Accura ClearVue allows them to selectively colour-mark critical areas, like a tumour, while allowing a clear view of internal features and structures. The models are used for pre-surgical planning and in the operating theatre for reference to assist the surgeon with complex procedures.
Dr. Dominic Eggbeer, head of the Medical Applications Group at PDR, summarises: We were looking for a high productivity SLA material that offered extremely good transparency, the ability to highlight anatomical features for medical models and enable the production of parts that could be used for a broad range of medical and industrial applications. Accura ClearVue has met all our requirements and is an extremely beneficial addition to our portfolio of additive manufacturing solutions.