Arcam Acquires Medical Manufacturer DiSanto Technology
Part of what the additive machine maker gains by acquiring this part producer is CNC machining capacity and expertise. The move follows the acquisition of a Canadian metal powder company.
With this move, Arcam also essentially completes a North American supply chain for additively manufactured parts, because the company also recently acquired Canadian metal powder manufacturer AP&C. Arcam can now supply raw material, additive machines and finished products.
A contract manufacturer uses stereolithography to produce high-quality medical devices on a micro-scale for prototyping and end use.
Hip stem implants must support the mechanical loads of the patient’s lifestyle, but should also avoid stress shielding. A team from Altair leveraged simulation, topology optimization and 3D printing to design an optimized hip stem that meets both conditions.
A mask design is available online via freely available STL file. Hospital offers email address for 3D printing users able to help.