Barnhill of the United States Military Academy’s Department of Chemistry and Life Science (West Point) demonstrated the printing of an orthopedic screw on the nRugged system. nRugged is the first and only precision 3D manufacturing system for harsh environments.
nRugged is a ruggedized version of nScrypt’s digital manufacturing platform – Factory in a Tool (FIT) – which can be configured for 3D manufacturing or bioprinting. The bioprinter configuration can print both biologics and non-biologics.
"nRugged is so much more than a 3D printer. Because it is a version of our Factory in a Tool, it solves the problem of building a precision product, not just a part, and does it in harsh environments," nScrypt CEO Dr. Ken Church said. "For example, a complete electronic device or a bioactive bandage can be digitally manufactured in the same machine, with automatic tool changes. The real advantage of this tough machine is mobility, rapid mobility while maintaining precision. No crate, no riggers, no heavy equipment movers, no technicians to set it up and calibrate. Roll it into position, remove the top, plug it together, and start printing. Move it again and start printing right away. And again, with precision."