polySpectra Unlocks End-Use Healthcare & Consumer 3D Printing with New COR Bio Resin


polySpectra Unlocks End-Use Healthcare and Consumer 3D Printing with New COR Bio Resin

COR Bio features an unprecedented combination of toughness, biocompatibility, and autoclavability – a critical triad for end-use healthcare and consumer applications.

COR Bio Parts
COR Bio Parts – center, then clockwise: Hemispherical Filter, Venturi Valve for COVID Ventilator, Bend Bar, Schoen Manta, Surgical Guide, Orthotic Shoe Insert

Today we’re thrilled to announce our third Cyclic Olefin Resin (COR) material for durable 3D printing! At RAPID + TCT 2023, we are unveiling COR Bio, expanding polySpectra’s reach into new markets with our first healthcare-focused 3D printing material.

“COR Bio is polySpectra’s latest resin, designed specifically to unlock previously impossible healthcare and consumer applications for photopolymer 3D printing,” said polySpectra Founder and CEO Raymond Weitekamp, PhD. “COR Bio features an unprecedented combination of toughness, biocompatibility, and autoclavability – a critical triad for end-use medical device applications.”

The third COR material marks polySpectra’s entry into new markets. Beyond the flagship industrial opportunities for rugged COR Alpha and COR Black resins, COR Bio unlocks applications in a number of key application areas, including end-use part production for:

  • Healthcare
  • Medical Device Components
  • Dental Products
  • Surgical Tools
  • Consumer Products
  • Podiatry / Orthotics
  • Milli- and micro-fluidic devices

“The chemistry behind COR Bio has been in development for many years, with direct input from Fortune 100 customers in healthcare, medical devices, and biotechnology. We are tremendously excited to bring this powerful technology to the general public, which we hope will accelerate innovation in these critical industries,” said Weitekamp.

COR Bio Capabilities

COR – Cyclic Olefin Resin – materials offer a suite of rugged capabilities unique in the 3D printing industry. Resin-based 3D printing has historically been plagued by issues of brittleness, holding this technology suite back from real-world end-use acceptance. With proven flagship technologies compatible with both industrial and, more recently, desktop DLP/LCD 3D printers, COR materials bring additive manufacturing to true production quality.

COR Bio now brings these qualities, in a biocompatible and autoclavable formulation, to new markets.

Further, COR Bio offers high impact strength, a high working temperature, and biocompatibility, while offering best-in-class polar fluidic compatibility.

Especially of interest, COR Bio features physical properties including 135°C glass transition temperature (Tg) as well as 100% elongation at break.

Equipment requirements and COR print profiles are available here. COR Bio is immediately available for order here. As part of the polySpectra COR portfolio, COR Bio is compatible with supaRinse washing fluid for post-processing.