October 23, 2014  

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MPI’s Rapid Prototyping Service Helps Zavation Quickly Develop Products

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Zavation medical device

When Zavation needed expert guidance and production of a new medical device, the company looked no further than the Mississippi Polymer Institute.

Zavation, located in Brandon, Miss., was founded in 2010 and has worked closely with MPI on 3D printing projects. Recently, Zavation found itself with just 24 hours to have a small surgical implant model produced. The company went to MPI to take advantage of the institute’s timely 3D printing services.

The process moved very quickly; Zavation emailed its 3D design file over to MPI, institute representatives produced a quote for the print of the model, and the prototype was delivered the next day back to Zavation.

“The incredible response times and quality models from MPI have allowed us to get our concepts in hand for design review, and more critically to share those designs with our customers,” said Lawrence Walker, engineering manager at Zavation. “This kind of responsiveness has helped us build critical relationships with our customers.”

Zavation was able to quickly evaluate its designs and introduce a product to market, with the help of MPI’s 3D printing services. This introduction resulted in a total market and equipment impact of $107,500. MPI’s service and partnership with Zavation is critical to ensuring that the company is able to quickly respond to its customers’ needs.

Zavation is a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes medical devices that provide comprehensive medical solutions to improve and enhance quality of life for patients around the world.

MPI serves as the industrial outreach entity for The University of Southern Mississippi and its School of Polymers and High Performance Materials. Its mission is to support the growth of high tech businesses across the state. For more information on MPI or The University of Southern Mississippi, please visit www.thepolymerinstitute.com and www.usm.edu.