Additive manufacturing solutions provider 3D Systems has partnered with intelligent surgery ecosystem developer Enhatch to scale the design and delivery of patient-specific medical devices by automating the process.

The collaboration will combine the capabilities of both organisations for easy and efficient delivery of personalised patient-specific medical devices.

3D Systems said that the integration of the capabilities with its workflow for patient-specific solutions, including advanced software, expert treatment planning services, custom implants, instrumentation design and production processes, will help meet the demand for personalised medical devices.

3D Systems healthcare solutions executive vice president Menno Ellis said: “Our partnership with Enhatch will enable us to deliver the healthcare industry’s most comprehensive approach to additive manufacturing.

“Integrating these technologies and capabilities into 3D Systems’ surgical planning solutions will make processes more efficient, trackable, and cost-effective.

“This is another step in our ongoing commitment to innovation that helps our customers remain at the forefront of medical device development and healthcare delivery.”

The additive manufacturing solutions firm collaborates with medical device makers to offer its VSP surgical planning solutions, which can help firms to minimise process time and enhance surgical results.

Enhatch is a marketer of an ecosystem of surgical technologies powered by artificial intelligence that help evaluate and avoid potential risks in the surgical planning process.

Enhatch co-founder and CEO Peter Verrillo said: “Enhatch is proud to welcome 3D Systems to the Intelligent Surgery Ecosystem. Healthcare ecosystems have tremendous potential to disrupt and reshape the entire industry, leading to improved patient outcomes, faster, more accurate, and safer procedures.

“Enhatch and 3D Systems have a shared goal of bringing surgeons and industry together with the best leading-edge technologies available.”