MEDICAL & DENTAL

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For AM and Machining to Work Together, Let Them Compete

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

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3D Systems, VHA Collaborate to Transform Patient Care

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

Medical & Dental

Formlabs Offers Resins for Dental, Manufacturing, Engineering Sectors

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

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

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

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

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Can Microscale 3D Printing Reduce Surgeries for Glaucoma Sufferers?

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

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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.
#metal #implants

Medical & Dental

Sandvik Titanium Powder Plant Achieves ISO 13485 Medical Certification

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

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.
#metal #implants

Medical & Dental

3D Printed Nitinol Opens New Possibilities for Arterial Stents

Researchers at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have created the first self-expanding nitinol stents made via powder bed fusion. The project points to more opportunities with this shape memory alloy.
#metal

Medical & Dental

LightForce Orthodontics Announces $14 Million Investment

Additional funding will be used to bring customizable 3D-printed brackets to orthodontic practices and patients.
#brackets

Medical & Dental

3D Printing Is the Next Step for Digital Dentistry

Digital dentistry is a workflow rather than a single technology. A conversation with Rik Jacobs of 3D Systems explores how 3D printing is participating in and advancing this workflow.

Medical & Dental

PVD Coatings Solve Common 3D-Printed Mold and Part Problems

The right surface modification solution can alleviate a few common additive manufacturing pain points that typically require creating new molds or parts.
#polymer #metal #postprocessing

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. 
#coolparts #implants #ceramic

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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.

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.

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.

Digital Manufacturing

From machine monitoring and machine tool dynamics to out-of-the-box digital tools, discover the digital manufacturing technologies becoming a requirement for competing in the marketplace as well as simplifying and improving businesses.