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Profitable AM Is Not an Oxymoron

By: Timothy W. Simpson, Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing

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.
#supplychain #implants

Medical & Dental

3D Printed Scapula Customized for Patient: The Cool Parts Show #25

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

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.
#implants #metal #video

Medical & Dental

3D Printing Brings Custom, Affordable Bone Prostheses to Thai Patients

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

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.
#supplychain #implants #metal

Production

Materials and Measurement Will Bring the Full Promise of AM — Implants Show This

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

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.
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Production

For EBM Implant Manufacturer, Growth Is Built into the Plan

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

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.
#implants #metal #prototyping

Medical & Dental

3D Printed Ceramics Serve As Both Bone Graft and Support

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

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.
#ceramic #implants

Medical & Dental

How a 3D-Printed Metal Ankle Implant Replaces an Entire Bone

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

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.
#metal #implants

Medical & Dental

Workflow Is Key to Delivering Custom 3D Printed Implants for Animals

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

A veterinary study on the use of 3D printed titanium cranial plates for dogs has established a workflow for creating these custom devices in less than 3 weeks.
#metal #implants

Materials

Bioceramics for Bone Replacement: The Cool Parts Show S3E2

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

A mandibular cage made up of two different bioresorbable ceramics points to the future of bone graft and reconstructive surgeries in this episode of The Cool Parts Show. 
#coolparts #implants #ceramic

Medical & Dental

Linde Partners with 3D Medlab in Pioneering Research to Optimize 3D Printing of Complex Structures for Medical Devices

By: AM Staff

Linde and 3D Medlab are collaborating to test optimal atmospheric solutions for 3D printing of complex, latticed structures for medical implants.
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Production

How PrinterPrezz Aims to Realize a Manufacturing Model Tailored to Medical Devices

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

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.
#metal #implants

Medical & Dental

Implant Maker Increases Production: The Cool Parts Show Special Episode

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

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.
#metal #coolparts #implants

Want More 3D Printed Parts? What's Next for The Cool Parts Show

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

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!
#coolparts #implants #video

Design

Topology Optimized 3D Printed Spine Implant: The Cool Parts Show S1E2

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Medical contract manufacturer Tangible Solutions shares a titanium 3D printed spine implant with an unusual lattice structure in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#metal #coolparts #implants

Medical & Dental

Interlayer Laser Peening Shows Promise for 3D Printed Implants and Beyond

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

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.
#metal #hybrid #implants

Design

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

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

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.
#metal #topologyoptimization #implants

Medical & Dental

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

By: AM Staff

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.
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Materials

Evonik Develops Implant-Quality PEEK Filament for 3D Printing

By: AM Staff

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

Medical & Dental

Optomec LENS Metal Hybrid Manufactures Dissolvable Medical Implants

By: AM Staff

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

Medical & Dental

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

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

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.
#metal #implants