How a kangaroo, a chest implant, and the cost of argon prompted a question that led to the title for this month’s column. AM's full economic return is found in the overall product bottom line.
A patient treated for a tumor of the shoulder blade was able to preserve full use of the arm thanks to an implant tailored to the precise form of the original scapula and made through electron beam melting.
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Meticuly was founded to provide custom bone implants for local patients in Thailand and regional countries who otherwise would be dependent on standard, imported devices. The concept could be a model for medical treatment in other emerging economies.
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Complex geometry plus short lead times are only the start of the wins additive manufacturing can achieve. Greater advance will come from material choices and customizing components, as 3D printed implants show.
Amplify Additive needs to be small today. A close, nimble team can innovate quickly and realize the promise of additive manufacturing for orthopedic implants. Yet the company needs to be bigger soon, because success will lead to scalable production.
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Bioceramics including tricalcium phosphate and zirconia have been used to replace and stabilize human bone in reconstructive surgeries. Now, 3D printing brings customization and new design opportunities to these medical devices.
Through a novel surgery involving a 3D-printed talus bone, surgeons at the University of Miami found success — and unexpected challenges — with a patient suffering from sickle cell disease.
Linde Partners with 3D Medlab in Pioneering Research to Optimize 3D Printing of Complex Structures for Medical DevicesBy: AM Staff
Linde and 3D Medlab are collaborating to test optimal atmospheric solutions for 3D printing of complex, latticed structures for medical implants.
3D printing for orthopedic implants enables innovation and better patient outcomes, but a new type of manufacturer may be needed to realize this promise. A startup focused on implant development, approval and production via additive manufacturing includes surgeons among its founders.
Tangible Solutions has been 3D printing more implants than ever before as hospitals get ready for the coming surge in elective surgeries. The Cool Parts Show checks in to explore how additive manufacturing is advancing during the coronavirus crisis.
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Season 1 of The Cool Parts Show highlights topology optimized spine implants, custom shoe insoles, a 3D printed build plate for powder bed fusion...and there’s more to come!
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Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln illustrates how applying secondary processes between 3D-printed layers can have a ripple effect on part properties. Dr. Michael Sealy explains the potential for medical implants using Optomec’s LENS platform.
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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.
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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.
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.