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

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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EOS System Installed in Orthopedic Hospital for Point-of-Care Printing

Hospital for Special Surgery and LimaCorporate open first provider-based 3D design and printing center for complex joint reconstruction surgery.
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Profitable AM Is Not an Oxymoron

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

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

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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Why Multitasking?

Machine tools that can perform turning, milling and other operations on one platform offer process efficiencies that more and more shops are leveraging to their advantage.

Trends in Parts Cleaning

The latest cleaning trends point toward environmentally friendly ways to clean effectively, involving the replacement of harmful chemical solvents within a cleaning process or switching to a mostly aqueous method.

Practical Approaches to Automation

Automation isn't just useful for large volumes of the same part. Today, it is increasingly being used in machine shops for high-mix, low-volume jobs.

Additive Manufacturing for Production

3D printing may have started out as a rapid prototyping technique, but the machines and materials have matured to the point that production is not only viable, but desirable. Learn the basics of additive manufacturing for production applications.