Evonik invests in Chinese 3D printing startup to expand its high-performance materials applications

September 16, 2019
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by Xiao Zhong
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The Chinese startup, Meditool, develops a closed-loop solution that includes software and hardware. The software tool can read and process images directly from commonly used medical devices, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scans. The result is a 3D-printable design file that can be directly sent to Meditool's printer, which 3D prints the medical implants using polyetheretherketone (PEEK), provided by Evonik. This investment demonstrates Evonik's strategic approach to accessing disruptive 3D printing technologies and the emerging Chinese market using its materials products, yet another reminder that clients should leverage the megatrend of China innovation and market opportunities.

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