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What 3D printing materials are suitable for medical use?

Several 3D printing materials are suitable for medical use, each with its unique properties and applications.

1. Polylactic Acid (PLA): PLA is a biodegradable and bioactive thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, like corn starch.

2. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS): ABS is a common thermoplastic polymer typically used for injection molding applications.

3. Polyetheretherketone (PEEK): PEEK is a colorless organic thermoplastic polymer that is very robust and resistant to thermal degradation.

4. Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK): PEKK is a high-performance plastic with high glass transition and melting temperatures, making it useful in applications that require thermal resistance.

5. Polycarbonate (PC): PC is a durable material that is resistant to impact, making it suitable for medical applications that require durability.

6. Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA): PMMA, also known as acrylic, is a transparent thermoplastic often used as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass.

7. BioMed Resins: BioMed Resins are designed for healthcare professionals who are seeking medical-grade materials for a wide range of applications where performance and biocompatibility are critical.

Please note that the suitability of a material for medical use depends on the specific application and the regulatory requirements of the region where the device will be used.

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