What is medical prototyping?
crossEffect’s partner company crossMedical, provides prototypes in the medical field. Our ultra precision organ models can be used to evaluate medical devices, for development, and promotion. Just like crossEffect, crossMedical works at an incredible prototyping speed, contributing to the medical industry.
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A dedicated company specialized in medical prototyping
with abundant medical experience and achievements.
Incredible prototyping speed,
providing prototypes faster than anywhere else.
In-house integrated production, from design to model production.
Achieving cost reduction while offering a total solution.
Contributing to each phase of the development and prototyping process
Planning & Concept
We utilize technical capabilities cultivated through prototyping in various industries, taking a multi-pronged approach in dealing with medical issues. Starting with initial bullet points and rough sketches, we assist from concept to commercialization. We provide a one-stop support system from design to mass production, providing a comprehensive solution.
Please be assured that we can provide support for companies and organizations who are not involved with design. We can carry out design even without sketches or blueprints. Even without specialist knowledge, as long as you communicate your needs in detail, we can produce a design that firmly understand and reflects these needs. Our designs are carried out under a consistent system, which leads to reduced cost and delivery time.
Prototyping & Evaluation
We can provide prototypes not only of the exterior, but of internal structures and control systems as well. We have established the necessary system for medical devices that combine various underlying technologies. We can verified operations under the same conditions as mass-produced products (made via laser etching), measure and evaluate the interior dimensions using an accurate X-ray CT 3D measuring instrument, and provide non-destructive inspection and 3D shape evaluation.
We can produce mockup models for display at expositions and conferences using the same material and coloring as the actual product. In addition, we can produce graphic designs (package design, promotional designs) for the corresponding product. We provide the promotional support to guide your device from the development stage to the commercial stage.
crossEffect not only handles prototypes, we also have an optimal support system for mass production. In instances where your initial mass production or small volume multi-product lot is not on time, we can provide quick-delivery manufacturing through casting and laser etching. In addition, we take advantage of our manufacturing networks — starting with Kyoto Shisaku Net — to coordinate with enterprises supporting mass production.
Introducing Medical Prototype Examples
Heart Model for Surgical Training
crossEffect’s cultivated technological know-how — such as laser etching and vacuum casting — was applied to the medical field. This flexible model was created based on CT data of an actual heart, and faithfully reproduces the internal structuring.
Coronary Artery Bypass Training System
This model is for coronary artery bypass training. This “Beating Heart Model” 3D model is equipped with a pulsating device to support doctors aiming to improve their surgical skills.
These valves have the same degree of softness as the human body. We can prototype each type of model using a soft resin material that is nearly identical to the texture of the body.
Our technology is contributing to the medical field
Laser Etching, Vacuum Casting, Rapid Prototyping Technology
Precise 3D data is constructed from CT data. A master mold is created using silicon resin and laser etching. Organ models using ultra-soft resin are produced from vacuum casting. Various organ models can be produced, starting with the heart. We use rapid prototyping technology for prototyping these medical devices, which are required to be durable.
Rapid Design Service
Our Rapid Design Service is for coming up with designs and mockups of a customers’ desired product within the shortest processing time. We will quickly realize our customers’ concept, creating a product with time to spare in the customers’ development process. We provide a smooth, stress-free development and design environment.
Evaluation via CT Scan
Our company utilizes a METROTOM 800 10kv precision X-ray CT 3D measuring instrument by German company Carl Zeiss. We provide support for non-destructive inspection of internal structure, and verification of the required precision of the medical device.