High-Performance Composite Solutions and 3D Additive Manufacturing
Composites Busch specialises in the design, development, qualification, testing and serial production of high-performance composite parts for orthopaedic, surgical and dental devices.
We are also specialised in the 3D printing and additive manufacturing to provide both functional prototypes and qualified serial parts.
Our solutions are approved and adopted by OEMs for several applications, including external fixation elements, dental and surgical tools, operating tables and radiology equipment, single-use instrumentation and others.
Quality management and traceability are cornerstones of our business. Our materials and components meet the highest requirements and safety standards as set forth by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and in the European Medical Device Regulation (EU-MDR).
Our facility in Porrentruy (Canton Jura) is certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and EN9100.
Composite materials for medical devices
At Composites Busch, we believe that carbon fibre reinforced polymers and high-performance composites are a competitive and innovative alternative to metals, unreinforced plastics and some other materials traditionally used in the industry.
They provide a great number of benefits such as stiffness and strength while reducing significative weight, the possibility of thickness variation, costs reduction and optimisation, reduction of components and much more
In addition to reliability and robustness, medical devices made of composites provide specific advantages needed for the medical sector:
- Biocompatibility suppressing all risks of allergic reactions
- Resistance to repeated sterilisation cycles
- Dimensional stability
- X-ray transparency
- MRI compatibility
3D printing and additive manufacturing for the medical sector
Healthcare and medical sectors are two of the top industries using 3D additive manufacturing solutions. Indeed, 3D printing products is cost-effective and extremely flexible in terms of design and manufacturing processes.
Our additive manufacturing technology also meets the highly demanding and specific requirements of the MedTech sector. The resistance of materials to heat and chemicals ensures proper decontamination and sterilisation of components in conformity with hospital practices and standards.
R&D, innovation and serial production
Through partnering and close collaboration with our customers, our dedicated teams develop the most appropriate solution to meet their expectations, all the way from initial design concept, process development, prototyping, industrialization and process validation to serial production.
We manufacture parts and components for many applications in different market sectors through mastered composite technologies, especially resin transfer moulding (RTM), resin infusion and compression moulding.
Furthermore, composite computational numerical control (CNC) machining know-how allows us to obtain extremely high precision parts.
About Composites Busch
Our key areas of focus are composite solutions and 3D additive manufacturing for the medical sector, the mechanical industry, the watch and luxury industry, transportation, aerospace and defence.
Composites Busch SA is part of the family owned Busch Vacuum Solutions Group, a leading manufacturer of vacuum pumps and systems for the global medical device industry.
Founded in 1988, Composites Busch is based in Porrentruy, Switzerland, where it employs more than 75 skilled specialists to create customised, high-performance composite materials, components and finished products for a variety of industrial applications.