Point Designs and 3D Systems collaborate on four products, each comprised of multiple 3D printed components and available in multiple sizes for a total of 17 SKUs and 107 unique components. Once Point Designs receives the printed parts from 3D Systems, they are assembled by the Point Designs team using a combination of off-the-shelf and customized components. Following assembly, Point Designs delivers its products to a prosthetist, who creates a custom prosthetic socket for each recipient.
“The fact that 3D Systems’ Application Innovation Group could support us through printing using its own technology was really enabling for us,” says Sliker. “The familiarity 3D Systems has with the capabilities of its machines proved unique within the industry and has allowed this partnership to flourish.”
In terms of solving its supply issue, Griffin Drye, business development specialist at Point Designs, says that since working with 3D Systems, the companies have established a reliable production cadence and Point Designs hasn’t since experienced any back-ordered products, which is a meaningful and welcomed achievement. This has been possible through the close and open communication between Point Designs and 3D Systems, allowing each to have visibility into the other’s timelines for accurate forecasting and planning. Following the successful launch of Point Digit 2.0, a Class I medical device, Point Designs is now pursuing numerous other prosthetic offerings which will leverage 3D Systems’ expertise.