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Carbon Releases New MPU 100 Material for Medical Applications


MPU 100 offers a unique combination of mechanical strength,
biocompatibility, and sterilizability

Carbon (,
a Silicon Valley-based digital Manufacturing company, today announced
the launch of its first medical-grade material: Medical Polyurethane 100
(MPU 100). This white polymer resin provides an unparalleled combination
of mechanical strength, biocompatibility and sterilizability, making it
optimally designed for components of medical systems, skin-contact
devices, drug-contact devices, and single-use medical device

With the growing need for medical tools that are easy to produce,
versatile, and also strong and durable enough to withstand demanding
medical environments, MPU 100 offers an advanced solution for producing
end-use parts such as complex adaptors for diagnostic analysis systems,
textured instrument handles, single use instruments, and bioprocessing
components. Each of these applications brings distinct manufacturing
opportunities, such as targeting better user experiences with complex
geometries and textured surfaces, consolidating multi-part assemblies
into one printed part, and pursuing a more customized portfolio with
low-volume, high-mix part production. By combining the high performance
of MPU 100 with Carbon's Digital Light Synthesis™ technology, medical
device manufacturers and life sciences companies can accelerate product
development pathways for critical devices and components.

"With MPU 100, Carbon is enabling new capabilities for medical device
manufacturers by providing the mechanical properties, biocompatibility,
sterilization compatibility, and chemical resistance to produce safe and
reliable end-use products for patients," said Jason Rolland, Vice
President of Materials at Carbon. "The life sciences and medical device
industries show enormous promise for using 3D printing for production at
scale, and we will continue to prioritize the development of
next-generation materials in this segment."

Key features of MPU 100 include:

  • Engineering-grade material with excellent abrasion resistance
  • Tested to USP VI and ISO 10993-5 and -10 biocompatibility
  • Compatible with ethylene oxide, e-beam, and gamma sterilization methods
  • Maintains its biocompatibility post-sterilization
  • Compatible with common disinfectants
  • Certificate of Analysis available
  • Master file available with FDA

Founded in 2013, Carbon offers a revolutionary alternative to 3D
printing, fusing light and oxygen to rapidly produce products from a
pool of resin. Its proprietary Digital Light SynthesisTM
(DLS) technology, robust and reliable 3D printers, and unique
programmable and biocompatible liquid resins deliver a complete solution
that empowers customers to move to real-world, mass digital production
at scale. Carbon's solution significantly improves efficiency and
accuracy, reduces time from design to manufacture, and provides
important features such as part
traceability and serialization through next-gen software design tools
With Carbon, everything is digitally traceable, down to a unique ID that
can automatically be engraved or embossed on any part. This unique ID
can be used to identify the digital historical record of the part,
including identifying the specific printer, resin, and even
post-processing protocols that were involved in making that part – which
is incredibly valuable for highly regulated industries like medical,
where the FDA will likely increasingly require part-specific data to
ensure product performance and patient safety.

Further, Carbon's unique subscription-based model closely aligns it to
its customers' businesses, providing every-six-week software updates,
continuous education and training programs, and one-to-one customer
service and support. This model facilitates strong collaboration with
each customer to understand their individual requirements and develop
new production-quality materials, so Carbon's range of materials
continues to grow.


MPU 100 is offered only in 800ML cartridges to Carbon customers in the
U.S., Canada, and Europe. To learn more, contact Carbon's sales team at
For more information about Carbon and its wide range of 3D Manufacturing
materials, visit Carbon's booth at IMTS next week (#431505, West Hall)
or go to

About Carbon

Carbon is a Silicon Valley-based company working at the intersection of
hardware, software, and molecular science to deliver on the promise of
digital Manufacturing. The company empowers its customers and partners
to evolve beyond using 3D printing for basic prototyping to producing at
scale by revolutionizing how they design, engineer, make, and
deliver their products. With Carbon's Digital Light Synthesis™
technology and its SpeedCell™ system (M Series printers and Smart Part
Washer), manufacturers can unlock new business opportunities such as
mass customization, on-demand inventory, and differentiated products
made with unique functional materials. Carbon's solutions also provide
substantial operational efficiencies, such as the elimination of tooling
costs and decreased time to market. To learn more, visit

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