Applied Raid Technologies has worked closely with both the medical and personal protection industries for 25+ years. Whether your requirement is for medical devices, protective equipment or drug delivery systems, we are committed to being your go-to source development solution. ART is fully equipped to produce small series prototype runs and assemblies for products across the medical and healthcare spectrum.
We have a reputation for quality, reliability and an unwavering attention to detail. Advances in medical devices have been paralleled by new 3D printing technologies that enable faster, more accurate product development. With a variety of 3D printing solutions and technologies to choose from, Applied Rapid Technologies' experts will guide and recommend the most appropriate process for your needs.
A busy cosmetic surgery practice in New York needed a highly functional housing for its newly patented liposuction device, the Airbrush® Liposculptor. In addition to efficiently storing the existing hardware, the model had to be two colors and withstand sterilization temperatures up to 220 degrees. The Airbrush® Liposculptor also required an ergonomic design to facilitate one-handed, continuous adjustment of rate and stroke, to reduce both the surgeon's physical exertion as well as operating time.
ART began with 3-D CAD files from Cadability Inc. to create a prototype for form and fit testing in the field. From this design, we produced urethane models for several months of clinical trials. Tweaking the design after each trial, we developed five iterations until the client felt the device had been perfected. The final step: creating the tooling used to mass produce the device.
Initially conceived as a product for a single practice, the cosmetic surgeon and inventor was so pleased with the results that he’s now marketing and selling the Airbrush® Liposculptor to other practices. With each iteration of the device, ART prototypes saved the client nearly $40,000 in tooling costs, creating enormous value along with a superior product.
Working with three-dimentional CAD models from General Dynamics, ART was tasked with creating 1:25 scale-models or NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST). Our engineers almost immediately encounted a serious complication: when shrunk to scale, certain components - including wafer-thin solar panels became too small and fragile for fabrication.
Improving the orignal CAD model prior to fabrication enabled ART to create easily-assembled sections for the final desktop models. We consolidated parts and assemblines into 26 components - enlarging and thickenng specific details to ensure stability and visibility. Our expert technicians and craftsmen completed 25 scale models.
The models were such a resounding success that a second order for 25 units was placed shortly thereafter.