Medtronic 3D Printed Medical Device Tooling Case Study

Tooling Becomes the Critical Path at Medtronic

As a global leader in the medical device industry, Medtronic’s core mission is to transform healthcare through innovation. Central to that is its ability to streamline the production process and get products to market faster. At Medtronic’s Restorative Therapy Group division, in Warsaw, Indiana, 3D printed gauges, jigs and fixtures are the silent heroes that keep manufacturing running smoothly.



3D printing provides the freedom to design lightweight, complex and ergonomic gauges, jigs and fixtures.

“The Warsaw Medtronic site has utilized FDM printers to help many projects achieve faster speed-to-scale reaction times by reducing the process development times and cutting costs.”

Duane Wilson – Director of Engineering, Medtronic RTG Division