Biocompatibility


Valid for:

Desktop Series, Industrial Series

 

Question:
Can Markforged materials be used in medical applications? How should they be sterilized?

Answer:
Our current material is not certified or qualified as medical grade, and as such it should not be used in applications requiring qualified medical grade materials. If you need to sterilize a part, we recommend EO (Ethylene Oxide). We do not recommend steam sterilization or autoclaving.

Because Onyx contains abrasive materials, prolonged contact with or rubbing against skin may be irritating. If an Onyx part will be used in this application, such as in a prosthetic, we recommend a cover or coating to isolate the material from skin contact. For additional information on how customers are using Markforged products in the world of prosthesis, please read our blog post on the subject: Auburn University Taking Big Steps In Assistive technology With 3D Printed Prosthetics.

Last Updated: December 13, 2017