Case Study
AliMed Takes Ankle Support from Prototyping to Production
injection mold medical device
Client
AliMed
Location
Dedham, Massachusetts
Industry
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“From the beginning, Quickparts’ service has been fantastic. Quickparts’ team members were responsive and ensured that the issues we had were resolved in an expeditious manner.”

Peter MacDougall, R&D Director, AliMed

As a leading manufacturer of medical and ergonomic products, AliMed is a key resource healthcare professionals turn to for medical product solutions.

While the company offers a “one-stop shopping” source providing more than 20,000 products from 100+ different manufacturers, AliMed also develops its own line of ergonomic and medical products.

Most recently, AliMed turned to Quickparts to develop components for the company’s MultiBoot™ X-Cel™, a new ankle-support device.

Challenge

Given the diverse functional and aesthetic requirements of the MultiBoot™ X-Cel™, AliMed looked to Quickparts for the single source capabilities for rapid prototyping to quick-turn injection moulding.

With Quickparts’ QuickQuote® software, AliMed was able to get instant online quotes for multiple processes, including stereolithography (SLA) Plastic Jet Printing (PJP) and Quickparts’ new QuickMould Tooling process, QuickTool Express process (QTX).

In determining the right material and process for the MultiBoot X-Cel, Quickparts provided AliMed with multiple prototypes for initial fit and function testing. After confirming the final design, AliMed proceeded with Quickparts’ QuickTool Express (QTX) for quick injection moulded parts.

Working through Quickparts’ Engineering Review Board (ERB) process, AliMed engineers worked directly with Quickparts engineers to get injection moulded parts that met their needs.

Solution

AliMed chose Quickparts to help bring the MultiBoot concept to life. Since the product was introduced, the MultiBoot X- Cel has been a best seller for AliMed, providing needed relief to nursing homes, hospitals, and consumers over the counter.
Quickparts is proud to be a product development partner of AliMed.

“We at AliMed, especially, can appreciate having a single source for products.” said Peter MacDougall, R&D Director at AliMed. “From the beginning, Quickparts’ service has been fantastic. My Quickparts team members were responsive and ensured that the issues we had were resolved in an expeditious manner.”

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