• Proven track record from verification stage to production
• Range of specific processes and materials
• Renowned for creating precise, quality, robust models and prototypes
• Supporting you in reducing costs and bringing products to market faster
The medical sector is a demanding one, with regulations that define every stage of product development. However, advances in medical devices have been paralleled by new technologies that enable faster, more accurate product development – namely additive manufacturing / 3D printing technologies.
As a company that has adopted these technologies from early on, Ogle has been able to bring the unique capabilities and materials of these processes to bear on successful medical prototype projects for many of its clients, together with the traditional skills that are still often required.
Ogle is fully equipped, in-house, to produce parts and assemblies for anything from oral inhalation and diabetes devices (which exhibit notoriously complex geometries and thin-wall sections) including small series prototype runs, through various orthopaedic instruments, to large-scale, functional blood analysers.
Ogle Models has developed an enviable reputation for its work within the medical sector on device development. The experienced team and leading industrial machinery deliver fast, reliable models and prototypes across the UK and worldwide.
Yorkshire-based Xiros had a requirement for a 3D printed shoulder joint model that would have soft ligaments between the two joints – humerus (arm) and clavicle (shoulder). There was a short timescale to get the model ready in time for the trade shows. The model also needed to have transparent soft tissue that looked as visually accurate as possible.
After successfully exhibiting the model at various international trade shows, Ashley Mitchell, Senior 3D Animator at Xiros, said:
“I was extremely impressed with the product portfolio at Ogle, the company looks and is very professional. We were confident and knew we would be able to achieve anything with the help of the technologies and people. The model looked great and really helped us convey the product and process.”