Intersurgical’s Juliet Wuo Wins MakerBot
The 3D printer
The Z18 uses an FDM system for building parts and has a build volume of 305 x 305 x 457mm.
The layer resolution is 100µm and the filament diameter is 1.75mm. Weighing 41kg and measuring just 493 x 565 x 854 mm, the Z18 is designed to become an integral part of any creative project.
2016’s winner was Juliet Wuo of Intersurgical in Wokingham.
Intersurgical is Europe’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of medical devices for respiratory support based in Wokingham, Berkshire.
With a focus on quality, innovation and choice, it provides flexible patient solutions for airway management, anaesthesia, critical care, and oxygen & aerosol therapy primarily for use within the hospital environment but also in the home.
Juliet tells us: “I have just begun as a Development Scientist at the beginning of this year so the medical devices field is still quite new to me, which is why the Med-Tech Expo was a perfect opportunity to learn more about this ever-evolving sector.”
“I handle a variety of material change projects that involve optimising material selection for new and existing products by working with our suppliers; verifying and validating them; and compiling relevant internal documentation.”
“One of the core values of Intersurgical is innovation. 3D printing allows us to trial new designs at the very beginning of the process; to refine and improve at this early stage is a valuable tool to have.”