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.
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The Veterans Health Administration is collaborating with 3D Systems to establish FDA-compliant medical device manufacturing facilities using additive solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plant in Sweden produces Osprey titanium powders for use in the additive manufacturing of medical applications.