Arcam EBM Q10plus

The Q10plus is our Electron Beam Melting machine designed for cost-effective production of orthopedic implants. It has a small footprint and features a high resolution and optimized surface finish. 

Ideal for high-volume production

The Q10plus utilizes a high-temperature vacuum environment that allows for the processing of reactive materials and reduces residual stresses and porosity. EBM's unique stacking capability maximizes the capacity of the build chamber and improves production efficiency. The machine includes Arcam EBM xQam™ technology for high-precision autocalibration, a powerful software platform and electronics for efficient and accurate beam control. The Q10plus has Arcam EBM LayerQam™, our camera-based monitoring system for inline part quality verification.

Q10plus v2.0 200 x 200 x 180 mm (W x D x H)
Q10plus v2.1 200 x 200 x 200 mm (W x D x H)

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Achieving qualification

Scaling additive production requires qualification. In regulated industries, such as orthopedics and aerospace, rigor is even more important. Our additive experts have experience qualifying hardware in highly regulated markets and can help you reduce the learning curve so you can get your product to market faster. In the end, you will qualify the machine, the material, and the process. We follow industry-wide processes to establish robust and repeatable production outcomes.

Installation Qualification (IQ
The purpose of the IQ protocol is to provide documented evidence that the machine is installed according to documented and pre-approved specifications.

Operational Qualification (OQ)
The purpose of OQ is to demonstrate that a system operates according to written pre-approved specifications throughout a specified operating range.

Performance Qualification (PQ)
The purpose of PQ is to demonstrate that the additive process, under anticipated manufacturing conditions, consistently produces product(s) that meet all engineering requirements.

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Powder recovery

The Powder Recovery Station 11 (PRS 11) is a powder recovery station for low-volume production that is available to support your EBM machine purchase. Click below to learn about efficient recovery of additive powder from builds on the Q10plus.

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Build Performance Analyzer (BPA)

Our BPA is an analytics software that combines machine behavior, EBM physics and domain system knowledge into an in-depth analysis to give users a quick and easy understanding of performance of each build job.

  • Analyzes performance of key machine and process sub-systems, such as vacuum, beam, powder distribution and auxiliary units (chiller)
  • Quickly assesses severity through simple red-yellow-green indicators
  • Diagnoses root cause for failed or aborted builds
  • Provides recommendations for the user to mitigate the diagnosed issues
  • Offers detailed plot views and statistical summaries for further analysis
  • Tracks actions taken
  • Generates reports and analyzes historic build
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From powders to spinal cage production

Learn why many orthopedic implant companies are using additive manufacturing to produce their spinal implants. Additive manufacturing offers an opportunity to increase the value of spinal cages without adding cost or manufacturing time. Using additive offers many advantages, enabling you to design and manufacture unique and smart geometries.

Download our white paper to understand the benefits of producing spinal implants using additive manufacturing. 

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Are you ready to take high-volume production
of orthopedic implants to the next level?

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Tomas Kellner
19 September 2019