"We at AliMed, especially, can appreciate having a single source for products," said Peter MacDougall, R&D Director at AliMed. "From the beginning, the On Demand Manufacturing - Quickparts service has been fantastic. The Quickparts team members were responsive and ensured that the issues we had were resolved in an expeditious manner."
As a leading manufacturer of medical and ergonomic products, AliMed is a key source healthcare professionals turn to for medical product solutions.
While the company offers a ”one-stop shopping” source providing over 20,000 products from more than 100 different manufacturers, AliMed also develops its own line of ergonomic and medical products.
Most recently, AliMed turned to 3D Systems On Demand Manufacturing - Quickparts service to develop components of the company’s MultiBoot™ X-Cel™, a new ankle support device.
Given the diverse functional and aesthetic requirements of the MultiBoot™ X-Cel™, AliMed looked to Quickparts for the single source capabilities for rapid prototyping to quickturn injection molding.
With Quickparts’ QuickQuote software, AliMed was able to get instant online quotes for multiple processes including Stereolithography (SLA), Plastic Jet Printing (PJP) and Quickparts’ new QuickMold Tooling process, QuickTool Express process (QTX).
In determining the right material and process for the MultiBoot X-Cel, Quickparts provided AliMed with multiple prototypes for initial fit and function testing. Once a final design was confirmed, AliMed proceeded with Quickparts’ QuickTool Express (QTX) for quick injection molded parts.
Working through Quickparts’ Engineering Review Board (ERB) process, AliMed engineers worked directly with Quickparts engineers to get injection molded parts that met their needs.
AliMed chose Quickparts to help bring the MultiBoot concept to life. Since the product was introduced in July, the MultiBoot X-Cel has been a best seller for AliMed, providing needed relief to nursing homes, hospitals, and consumers over the counter. Quickparts is proud to be a product development partner of AliMed.
“We at AliMed, especially, can appreciate having a single source for products.” said Peter MacDougall, R&D Director at AliMed. “From the beginning, Quickparts’ service has been fantastic. My Quickparts team members were responsive and ensured that the issues we had were resolved in an expeditous manner.”