PrinterPrezz and Growshapes Enter Partnership Agreement to Accelerate 3D Design and Development of Medical Devices

Using technology from Growshapes, PrinterPrezz readies its imaging lab with the latest 3D scanning solutions.

January, 23, 2019—FREMONT, CA-(BUSINESSWIRE)—PrinterPrezz Inc., a trailblazer in combining metal 3D printing, nanotechnologies and surgical expertise to design and manufacture next generation medical devices, today announced an agreement with Growshapes LLC, a leading provider of advanced 3D scanners, to scale PrinterPrezz’s 3D imaging lab.

“Medical devices manufacturing is rapidly evolving and 3D printing is at the forefront of this change,” said Yuki Hoashi, Principal of Growshapes. “PrinterPrezz is a standout partner for us because it’s taking innovation from one industry and applying it to the medical industry utilizing various technologies, including 3D printing and scanning as well as designing and visualization. Their ultimate goal is to transform people’s lives, and we’re excited to help equip PrinterPrezz with 3D technologies to enable innovation faster in this field.”

“Partnering with Growshapes enables PrinterPrezz to utilize cutting-edge 3D imaging technologies,” said Shafkat Anwar, SVP Medical Innovations of PrinterPrezz. “Scanning in medical parts created at PrinterPrezz with high resolution imaging allows us to test accuracy and find new avenues for innovation. By integrating imaging, design, modelling and 3D printing, PrinterPrezz seeks to create patient-matched devices for improved clinical outcomes.”

PrinterPrezz launched its Innovation Center with the mission to connect doctors with technology. Using deep expertise in areas of nanotechnology, metal 3D printing and orthopedics, PrinterPrezz uses its imaging lab to 3D scan implants in high resolution, allowing for detailed metrology, validation and enhancement of advanced metal 3D implants and other devices. Growshapes’ access to a wide range of 3D printers and 3D scanners provides PrinterPrezz the flexibility needed to work on different types of orthopedic implants.

About Growshapes LLC

Growshapes is an HP Silver Partner and distributes 3D scanners sourced from all over the world. Founded in Silicon Valley in 2012, Growshapes has built a strong network of 3D technology related companies with an edge in linking European companies and Chinese companies to Silicon Valley. Growshapes is focused on serving customers in all verticals from automotive, architecture, medical and beyond that would like to step up their innovation using the latest 3D scanning and printing related technologies.

About PrinterPrezz

PrinterPrezz’s mission is to bring more ideas for innovative medical devices to market faster, connecting medicine and manufacturing to become the first Medifacturing™ company in the world. By developing advanced medical devices using processes that combine expertise in 3D printing, orthopedics, semiconductor and nanotechnologies, PrinterPrezz’s ultimate goal is to provide medical solutions that enable people to enjoy active lives longer. PrinterPrezz’s ecosystem aims to solve challenges for various parts of the medical innovation value chain by providing prototyping, development, and manufacturing services to create life-enhancing medical devices. PrinterPrezz provides customers with access to a variety of 3D printing machines, 3D manipulation software, and 3D scanners as well as advanced manufacturing processes, and surgeon education programs. Medical solutions created by PrinterPrezz are designed to enable more people to live happier and more gratifying lives.


Teresa Thuruthiyil

PrinterPrezz, Inc.