Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing 3D Orthopedics

Additive Manufacturing allows the medical industry to produce orthopedics and move towards true patient-specific devices.
Download our whitepaper "From Powder to Spinal Cage Production: Added Value for Spinal Implants through Additive Manufacturing", where we share some insights in additive spinal cage production and its surface topography. Discover how 3D orthopedics can improve patient care.

Additive manufacturing benefits to the orthopedic industry


Design freedom for medical implants
Flexibility for you to customize the implant for patient needs, desired mechanical properties, and to ease surgery. 

Solve medical implant complexity
You can add features to increase functionality and effectiveness of the implant without increasing production steps or costs.

Mechanics of the body  
You can design porosity and pore size, as well as interconnectivity of trabecular structures to allow for enhanced initial fixation and bone ingrowth.

One medical implant 
Additivemanufacturing enables integrated trabecular structures that reduce risk of delamination and simplify the supply chain because the implant is made in one step—and  one part. 

Flexible and efficient production
AM is suitable for both serial production and manufacturing of mixed implant designs and sizes, without the need for change in hardware configuration. This allows for minimal waste and high productivity.

3D Orthopedics: Implants and Applications

APA™ Powders are ideal for additive technologies

  • Highly spherical, low-porosities, minimal satellite content
  • Excellent flowability and packing density
  • Wide range of PSDs available

     

AddWorks™ helps our customers

  • Develop additive part cost models and business cases 
  • Reduce uncertainty and costs by reducing trial and error from adopting new technology
  • Bridge the talent gap by providing training
  • Produce additive parts at a production level
  • Support qualification efforts
     

Machine solutions for the orthopedic industry

Case studies of 3D orthopedics produced using additive manufacturing

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