Shri Shetty, CEO of PrinterPrezz explained the strategy behind this collaboration: “With this partnership, we can provide medical device manufacturers with an end-to-end workflow from 3D printing to post-processing, all under one quality management system. PrinterPrezz has production facilities and innovation labs in the San Francisco Bay Area, close to major research hospitals, high-volume surgery centers, and innovative medical device companies. PrinterPrezz’s assets include extensive design services and equipment for metal 3D printing of medical devices and instruments as well as polymeric materials programs. Greg and the team at Vertex Manufacturing, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, have decades of experience in the post-processing of complex, additively manufactured parts and offer traditional machining and specialized post-processing technologies. With this strategic alliance, customers of both companies will be able to access an integrated platform for 3D design, advanced 3D printing, and post-processing for medical devices”.
Greg Morris, CEO of Vertex and CTO of PrinterPrezz, added: “This strategic alliance will broaden the applications of 3D printing technology and how it can be utilized within the medical device industry. Getting that knowledge into the hands of engineers and surgeons is key to enabling next-generation medical devices. With fully certified ISO 13485:2016 facilities, PrinterPrezz and Vertex together can provide a new level of insight, understanding, and applications of the latest 3D printing technologies”.