PrinterPrezz and Solvay Enter Joint Development Agreement for 3D-Printed PAEK for Medical Device Applications

FREMONT, CA, UNITED STATES, December 15, 2020 / — PrinterPrezz, Inc., a trailblazer in combining polymer and metal 3D printing, nanotechnologies and surgical expertise to design and manufacture next generation medical devices, and Solvay Specialty Polymers, a leading supplier of high-performance polymers, today announced a strategic collaboration agreement to bring to market 3D printing medical solutions for the orthopaedic market based on the use of polyaryletherketones (PAEK).

This agreement enables both companies to more quickly bring substantial innovation to the medical device market given their respective core competencies in high-performance materials and additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. Their target is to develop and qualify a solution for 3D printing of spinal implants via selective laser sintering by 2023.

“Additive manufacturing technologies make it possible to address differences in human anatomy and health of patients all over the world. Both patients and medical device innovation benefit from a portfolio that includes 3D-printed metal and high-temperature polymer solutions,” said Shri Shetty, CEO of PrinterPrezz. “The PrinterPrezz platform was initially developed for metal AM technologies and produced novel applications. We are excited now to expand into new materials and to work with industry leader Solvay to help bring these advancements to market.”

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