RMS COMPANY SCALES MEDICAL DEVICE PRODUCTION WITH ADDITION OF 3D SYSTEMS’ DMP FLEX 350 DUAL
One of the largest US-based medical device manufacturers adds DMP Flex 350 Dual to its fleet of more than 30 3D Systems printers. New 3D printer increasing productivity for rms’ powder to package capability, intended to open new applications for additive manufacturing.
3D Systems announced rms Company, one of the largest contract manufacturers of high-quality, tight-tolerance medical devices in the world, has added the DMP Flex 350 Dual to its production workflow. rms has more than 30 3D Systems’ DMP 3D printers in its additive manufacturing facility enabling the company to provide a complete Powder to Package capability to medical device OEMs.
Powder to Package encompasses the entire manufacturing and post-processing workflow required to go from a digital file to a sterilized and packaged final product ready for the surgical suite. With the addition of the DMP Flex 350 Dual, rms believes they will be able to expand the types of implants they produce and accelerate throughput — helping to address the evolving application needs of the industry.
Over the course of four years, 3D Systems has helped rms expand its portfolio of direct metal printers from one machine to more than 30 — backed by a process that ensures repeatability across machines and supply chains — enabling true scaled production. With the addition of the DMP Flex 350 Dual which enables up to 50% productivity increases, rms will be able to increase throughput for smaller implants including those intended for spinal applications.
The DMP Flex 350 Dual is the most recent addition to 3D Systems’ Direct Metal Printing (DMP) portfolio. This dual-laser configuration maintains the benefits of the single-laser configuration including flexible application use and quick-swap build modules, and a central server to manage print jobs, materials, settings, and maintenance for 24/7 productivity. Additionally, the company’s unique vacuum chamber significantly reduces argon gas consumption while delivering best-in-class oxygen purity (<25 ppm). The printer also includes Oqton’s 3DXpert — the all-in-one software for industrial additive manufacturing that enables efficient preparation, optimization, lattice generation, and 3D printing of high-quality parts by streamlining the workflow from design to printing.