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Extol Obtains FDA Registration to Offer Turnkey Manufacturing for 3D Printed Medical Devices

Extol Obtains FDA Registration to Offer Turnkey Manufacturing for 3D Printed Medical Devices

Michigan-based digital manufacturer, Extol, Inc., announces FDA registration for contract manufacturing of 3D printed medical devices. The FDA registration will allow Extol to expand its offerings for the life-sciences industry. It will immediately impact Extol’s capability to provide complete solutions for additive manufacturing of medical devices for the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) market.

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How to develop a robust manufacturing process for a new product

How to develop a robust manufacturing process for a new product

New and innovative products often bring unique manufacturing challenges. There are a lot of questions to answer…
– How are we going to make that in production?
– How do we scale?
– What type of custom automation will we need to manufacture a product that has never been made before?
– How do we know that the equipment will work?
– How can we make sure it operates smoothly?
You don’t have to tackle these on your own. Extol can help you discover and develop a robust manufacturing process. Partner with us early to help refine your budget and win more business with your customers.

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Alternatives to Ultrasonic Welding

Alternatives to Ultrasonic Welding

If you’re familiar with plastic welding, you’ve probably encountered ultrasonic welding. It’s the most well-known plastic welding technology. But just because it’s popular, doesn’t mean it is the best choice for every application. It has many benefits, but also some drawbacks. What do you do if ultrasonic welding isn’t your best option? And how do you know?

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Get low cost, strong, lightweight tooling faster with MJF 3D printing

Get low cost, strong, lightweight tooling faster with MJF 3D printing

We are always looking for innovative ways to solve customer challenges. Recently a customer came to us needing a creative solution for their application. We worked with them to develop a custom automation machine that capitalized on additive manufacturing. In this case, 3D printed tooling helped us produce cost-effective and easy-to-use equipment.

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Introducing LaserLock™ Plastic Weld Tooling

Introducing LaserLock™ Plastic Weld Tooling

Have you seen laser plastic welding applications that are tricky to tool? How do you make sure the parts align properly every time? We have a solution for you! Introducing LaserLock™ plastic weld tooling.
Ensure consistent, strong welds with Extol’s patent-pending LaserLock™ plastic weld tooling. LaserLock tooling repeatably locates and holds your plastic parts inside the laser welding machine, which is crucial for success. This solution makes process setup easy and allows for more flexibility in your part design.

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