Medical Device Prototyping

Tackle risk with reliable medical device prototypes

handheld medical device prototypePrototype design and development is a critical part of the medical device design process. This fundamental step in the design process gives you the opportunity to gain feedback and test your idea before heading to market. Prototypes also offer an opportunity to check for design flaws, usability improvements, and proper function before heading to manufacturing. You need a reliable device that can pass FDA inspection and that's where Synectic comes in. For over 30 years we've been developing and designing medical device prototypes that are safe, reliable, and within your budget. We know ISO standards and can produce a prototype as well as the required quality documentation so you can head to premarket with everything you need to get your medical device approved.

Overcome Your Medical Device Prototyping Challenges

Quick prototype turnaround for rapid results

medical device prototype design

Synectic’s medical prototype design and development capabilities include a fully equipped in-house machine shop, 3D printing, rapid prototyping, CNC milling, and an array of prototyping techniques to cover all your medical device prototyping needs. Our unique approach to prototyping translates your ideas into a functional, compliant, and usable medical device. Whether you need a simple rapid prototyped 3d printed model or a complex CNC machined "works like-looks like" prototype that allows you to de-risk your medical device, we've got you covered. With over 30 years of experience we are ready to tackle any prototyping challenge you may have.

Groundbreaking medical device prototyping techniques

medical device surgical stapler prototype

Our engineers are trained and up to date on the latest in prototyping technology available. We specialize in nitinol forming for implantable medical device prototypes that require enormous flexibility and motion. Other prototyping capabilities include staple formation, handheld medical devices, balloon design, catheter development, and stent formation. Take a look below at the complete line of services we offer. If you don't see what you are looking for contact us and we will be happy to help.

Stages of Medical Device Prototyping

example of an alpha prototype

Alpha Prototype

Usually non-functioning, the alpha prototype is inexpensive and fast to produce. Created using simple 3D printing methods, it is used mainly to test size and shape.
example of a beta prototype

Beta Prototype

Machined or printed using refined additive manufacturing techniques, beta prototypes are usually functional and are used to test out bugs and design flaws. They can also be used to gain consumer feedback and investor funding.
example of a production prototype

Final Prototype

Final or production prototypes are fully functional, painted, "looks like, works like" models. They resemble exactly what the customer will have in their hands and is usually the last step before heading to manufacturing.

Medical Device Prototyping Capabilities

When time and money are on the line,
Our extensive prototyping capabilities have all your product development needs covered.

Additional Medical Device Prototyping Services

Rapid Prototyping

3D Printing

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Stereolithography (SLA)

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)


CNC Machining





Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)

Laser welding

Molding & Casting

Silicone Molding

Urethane Casting

Ceramic Casting

Plastic Injection Molding

Gas Assisted Molding

Medical Device Prototyping Examples

Below are some examples of medical device prototypes we have done. At Synectic we highly value our client relationships, and although we'd love to show you more examples of the prototypes and devices we have developed, that information is proprietary to our clientele. If you would like to know more about the work we've done that is related to your projected, contact us directly and we'd be happy to discuss our medical device prototyping capabilities in further detail.