Article | September 11, 2019

PEEK, PEI, LSR, And Other Material Options For Medical Prototyping

Source: Protolabs, Inc.

By Nicole Hopper

Developing parts for the medical device industry is a high-stakes process, and material choice is an important decision to make at the outset of the project. Five strong contenders include PEEK, PEI, and PPSU; polycarbonates; medical-grade liquid silicone rubber; and 3D-printed titanium and ABS-like WaterShed XC 11122. The specific requirements for the part or device being developed will help steer the decision on which material option is the best choice.