3D-printed hip cup
Additive manufacturing has opened the door to new design capabilities and allows manufacturers to make use of innovative structures. In the field of implants, trabecular titanium structures duplicating the behavior of natural bone have become the technology of choice. Together with 3D Systems, GF Machining Solutions has developed two lines of machines offering a true turnkey approach in Direct Metal Printing : the Factory line and the Flex line. The DMP Factory 500 offers:
- An Automation- ready solution that is capable of 24/7 operation
- A build volume of 500 x 500 x 500 mm for large batches of products
- Industry- leading end product quality (lowest oxygen levels)
- A full portfolio of materials including three grades of titanium, NiCr - and others
- World class device design software through 3DXpert®
Textured hip joint
Hip, shoulder and knee implants are complex devices that have many critical features. Manufacturers face many challenges in order to balance the product's functional requirements, cost and risk. By using our Laser texturing solutions, customers can:
- Have multiple different textures on the same device in a single set-up, no masking required
- Create special surfaces, potentially with anti-bacterial properties
- Integrate UDI and anti-counterfeiting measures in the same setup as texturing
Bone plates are special implants that are used to immobilize bone segments after orthopaedic surgery, and can be specialized for different types of usage, such as protection or bridging. Creating such implants from biocompatible metals requires using dedicated manufacturing solutions, among which milling has a place of choice.
GF Machining Solutions has studied and developed the use of supercritical CO₂ as a coolant for milling. In our latest webinar, we explore the trends of the medical device manufacturing and explain how supercritical CO₂ can be considered as a potential game changer for efficient milling.
Designed to replace damaged parts of the shoulder, special prosthesis of the shoulder - also called shoulder implants - can be manufactured with Additive Manufacturing (AM).
In our webinar we have examined the market trends and the challenges in the use of AM for implants. Discover the key success factors that can enable efficient operations through the full AM value chain.