Técnicas Radio Físicas (TRF) designs and implements Medical Physics Projects in both the Healthcare & Science Sectors since 1985.
TRF is currently handling several Medical Physics Healthcare projects including Nuclear Medicine, Decay Tank System projects for radioactive waste management and Cyclotron projects on the Production of radiopharmaceuticals & Radiotracers.
TRF manufactures all kinds of equipment for “hot” laboratories
- Short runs
- Custom tools for unique applications
- Need to perform design iterations quickly
- 5 different parts printed with Carbon® DLSTM technology
- One day prototyping and design iteration
- Up to 70% cost savings (Comparing DLSTM vs Molding for short runs)
Probe for radioactivity measurement tool. Model A
Probe for radioactivity measurement tool. Model B
Probe redesign for measuring tool
TRF needed to redesign 2 measuring probes of radioactive elements. Starting from the measurement sensors, we designed the handle and made a first dimensional and ergonomic test using FFF technology 3D printers.
Once the final form is defined, we will manufacture them using DLSTM Carbon® technology.
Due to the low manufacturing volume and the constant research carried out by TRF for the implantation of new sensors with different shapes, they needed great flexibility in the manufacturing method. This is an ideal application for Carbon® printers as they offer a perfect surface finish for end products of this type.
Additionally we also design hooks that serve to accommodate the sensor next to the measuring equipment.
Prototipe made by fused filament Printing (FFF)
Hooks to attach the probes to the measuring equipment
EPX82, is a material developed exclusively by Carbon® to fulfill the requirements and certifications of a sector as demanding as the automotive industry. It is a high-strength engineering material with excellent long-term durability and mechanical properties comparable to glass filled thermoplastics.
Advantages of Carbon® DLSTM technology in the production environment
When facing redesigns such as this one in which several parts are modified, the manufacturing method to be used must be taken into account. Depending on the variety and quantity of parts, additive manufacturing saves costs by not needing a mold to make short and medium runs.
Another advantage is the possibility of modifying the design from time to time without the cost of modifying molds. With this method you can perform iterations in the design at no additional cost.
A good “Nesting” helps reducing cost in 3D printing
Tray with optimized space and ready to print