Additive Manufacturing for Medical

3D Printing Fills Gap for Biocompatible Materials

With the Arburg Freeformer, the Aesculap division of medical company B. Braun has recently ramped up its high-volume AM production activities. This is because, particularly in medical technology, the main focus is on options such as the processing of biocompatible materials.

Surgical Guides Illustrate Promise of Mass Customization; “Up Front is Where Most Value Created,” Says Materialise’s Vancraen

Interconnected software systems allow for production via additive manufacturing of a product tailored to individual surgeries.

Leveraging Additive Manufacturing to Improve Joint Replacement Surgery

A German medical device company has turned to metal additive manufacturing to manufacture its acetabular cup cutter for hip and knee replacement surgeries. The cutter’s 3D-printed blades are more reliable and cost-effective, and have improved the surgical experience for both patient and physician.

Carbon, Dentsply Sirona Collaborate on Digital Denture Materials

Carbon has announced its collaboration with Dentsply Sirona to deliver a printable denture material system to the market.

How Topology Optimization Could Be the Key to Longer-Lasting Hip Implants

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.

Renishaw and University Dental Hospital of Wales (UDH) Collaborate on Custom Surgical Implants

Renishaw has collaborated with the University Dental Hospital of Wales (UDH) to produce custom maxillofacial implants and surgical guides with the aim of overcoming challenges associated with surgical implants.

Video: Inside the Penn State Additive Manufacturing Master's Program, Part 2

A conversation with Brad Hanks, Ph.D. student at Penn State University, illustrates the intersection of optimization and AM with the example of an electrode for cancer treatment surgery.

Evonik Develops Implant-Quality PEEK Filament for 3D Printing

Based on its Vestakeep i4 G, Evonik's 3D printing material offers biocompatibility, biostability and X-ray transparency.

Solvay Introduces Filaments for Use in the Medical Industry

Solvay has added three medical grade filaments for additive manufacturing (AM) in the healthcare industry.

QuantAM Dental Software from Renishaw Reduces Build Preparation Time

The build preparation software is said to reduce preparation time for dental frameworks down to about 30 minutes.

Optomec LENS Metal Hybrid Manufactures Dissolvable Medical Implants

The dissolvable metal implants could help eliminate the need for second surgeries, reducing risks, costs and suffering for patients.

3D-Printed Hips Versus the World's Deadliest Mountain

3D-printed trabecular titanium hip implants—printed by Lima Corporate on Arcam EBM machines—helped legendary Italian mountaineer Romano Benet to continue scaling the world's most dangerous peaks.