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Medical & Dental

For EBM Implant Manufacturer, Growth Is Built into the Plan

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.

Medical & Dental

3D Printed Ceramics Serve As Both Bone Graft and Support

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.

Medical & Dental

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

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.

Medical & Dental

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

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.

Medical & Dental

Bioceramics for Bone Replacement: The Cool Parts Show S3E2

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. 

Medical & Dental

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

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

Medical & Dental

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

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.

Production

Implant Maker Increases Production: The Cool Parts Show Special Episode

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.

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

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!

Medical & Dental

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

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.

Medical & Dental

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

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.

Design

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.

Medical & Dental

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.

Materials

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.

Medical & Dental

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.

Medical & Dental

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.

3D Systems Introduces DMP Flex 100, DMP Dental 100 3D Printers

New metal 3D printers offer improved productivity and quality for small, intricate metal parts including dental implants.

Medical & Dental

10 Years Producing Hip Implants Through AM

There is already heritage in additive manufacturing. AM is taken seriously today in part because early users such as Lima Corporate have proven it.

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