MEDICAL & DENTAL

Medical & Dental

For AM and Machining to Work Together, Let Them Compete

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

A medical device maker establishes a center of excellence for product and process development in which additive manufacturing and CNC machining both challenge and complement one another.
#machining #enterprise #metal

Medical & Dental

3D Systems, VHA Collaborate to Transform Patient Care

By: Angela Osborne, Managing Editor

The Veterans Health Administration is collaborating with 3D Systems to establish FDA-compliant medical device manufacturing facilities using additive solutions.
#supplychain

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.
#implants

Materials

Formlabs Offers Resins for Dental, Manufacturing, Engineering Sectors

By: AM Staff

Formlabs’ Rigid 10K Resin offers high stiffness and resistance for use in manufacturing and engineering, while a reformulated Draft Resin is well-suited for rough prototypes and quick design iterations.
#polymer #prototyping

Medical & Dental

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

3D-Printed Molds Accelerate Substitute-Ventilator Validation

By: Evan Doran

Fortify’s 3D printing and injection molding expertise saved Ventilator Project weeks and thousands of dollars as the nonprofit hurried to supply clinicians and hospitals at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
#composites #moldmaking

Medical & Dental

Can Microscale 3D Printing Reduce Surgeries for Glaucoma Sufferers?

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) is exploring this promise. Eye stents are made of metal today. Fine-detail additive manufacturing can enable polymer instead, improving patient experience.
#polymer

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

Sandvik Titanium Powder Plant Achieves ISO 13485 Medical Certification

By: AM Staff

Plant in Sweden produces Osprey titanium powders for use in the additive manufacturing of medical applications.
#metal