Minnesota Rubber/QMR Plastics (www.mnrubber.com) has converted a water control valve from brass to molded assembly. The new valve features a 74 percent weight reduction, non-corrosive reinforced thermoplastic body, total sealing, and identical inlet and outlet plumbing connections as on the previous brass model.
The FDA has just released draft guidelines for using 3D printing in the design, development, and manufacture of regulated medical products. Although the recommendations are non-binding, they do set some much-needed parameters.
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