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Shukla Medical gets product to market faster and cheaper without sacrificing quality with Metal X

Shukla Medical designs and manufactures orthopedic implant removal tools that are used by surgeons worldwide. Every minute in the operating room counts, which is why Shukla Medical creates tools that have time-saving features like quick connections and multiple extraction options. Prior to creating these tools, prototypes are tested by orthopedic implant surgeons to check for form and fit.

 Shukla Medical CNC machined these protypes and sent designs to a third party. This meant long lead times and a delay in getting products to market. The Markforged Metal X allows Shukla Medical to produce protypes quickly in house, saving time and money. Check out the case study to see just how much they save each month.

Markforged Material Comparison at a glance

In the table below, you will find a quick comparison of some Markforged Composite Materals for high performance printing.

Carbon Fiber Fiberglass HSHT Fiberglass Kevlar®
Properties High strength-to-weight ratio, stiff Sturdy, cost-effective Sturdy, high heat deflection Tough, impact-resistant
Ideal Load Type Constant loading Intermittent loading Constant loading at high temperatures Impact loading
Failure Behavior Stiff until fracture Bends until fracture High energy-absorption until fracture Bends until deformation
Characteristics and Advantages Metal stiffness and lightweight strength Economical starting point, general-use fiber Keeps strength at high temperatures High deflection and impact resistance