“Having used 3D Systems On Demand Manufacturing numerous times in the past and never having a problem, turning to them for help on this project only seemed natural,” said Paul Yarbrough. “They virtually cut our deadline in half! This is one reason we find ourselves returning - it’s quick and easy to receive not only quotes but also the actual production parts.”

 

Gyrus ACMI leads the world in developing ‘See’ and ‘Treat’ procedure solutions for less invasive surgeries. Gyrus ACMI provides physicians with the power to treat with PK Technology, the most powerful, precise and versatile tissue management system available. PK Technology allows surgeons the power to seal, cut, transect, and coagulate from a single workstation.

The benefits of using Gyrus ACMI surgical tools include less blood loss, reduced scarring, reduced hospital stay, less post-operative pain, and a faster return to normal activities.

課題

Most recently, Gyrus ACMI turned to 3D Systems' On Demand manufacturing service - Quickparts to help get the PlasmaKnife, a surgical tool used for tonsillectomy, to market faster. When Gyrus ACMI needed to reduce lead time from eight to three weeks for the production of the PlasmaKnife, they turned to Quickparts for help.

ソリューション

3D Systems helped reduce the time to market by being the single source solution for several manufacturing needs. Through the QuickQuote system, Gyrus ACMI was able to receive instant online quotes for multiple processes including 3D printing with Stereolithography (SLA), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Parts (CNC), and Rapid Injection Mold Process.

3D Systems engineers also provided actual ‘design-for-manufacturability’ information during the quoting phase. This feedback resulted in design changes that ensured the PlasmaKnife parts were right the first time.

After the PlasmaKnife tool was ordered, several dedicated project managers worked directly with Gyrus ACMI to ensure a quick and easy delivery of the initial parts.

利点

“Having used On Demand Manufacturing numerous times in the past and never having a problem, turning to them for help on this project only seemed natural,” said Paul Yarbrough. “They virtually cut our deadline in half! This is one reason we find ourselves returning to them, it’s quick and easy to receive not only quotes but also the actual production parts.”