Solvay Introduces KetaSpire® PEEK and Radel® PPSU Medical Grade Filaments

Bollate, ITALY, Nov. 13, 2018 — Solvay, a leading global supplier of specialty polymers, has broadened its portfolio of high-performance filaments for premium additive manufacturing (AM) applications with the introduction of three medical grade products for use in the healthcare industry. A neat KetaSpire® polyetheretherketone Read More »

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Optomec LENS Hybrid System Used to Manufacture Dissolvable Metal Components for Medical Applications

Breakthrough will Eliminate Need for Second Surgeries Reducing Risks, Costs and Suffering for Patients  Chicago, IL (IMTS) – Sept 11, 2018:  Today at IMTS,  Optomec, a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing (AM) systems for 3D Printed Metals unveiled details of how the University Read More »

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Carbon Releases New MPU 100 Material for Medical Applications

MPU 100 offers a unique combination of mechanical strength, biocompatibility, and sterilizability   REDWOOD CITY, CA – Sept. 5, 2018 – Carbon (www.carbon3d.com), a Silicon Valley-based digital Manufacturing company, today announced the launch of its first medical-grade material: Medical Polyurethane 100 (MPU 100). This white polymer Read More »

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Renishaw Highlights the Benefits of Digital Dentistry at Lab Day East

  To showcase the benefits of additive manufacturing (AM) technology to dental laboratories, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, is exhibiting at LMT Lab Day East, hosted at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, USA, on Saturday September 8th, 2018.  After a successful Lab Day in Chicago, Renishaw Read More »

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Altair – The Implant Boom: It’s Now Hip to Replace Your Hip

  By Drew Burkhalter | Technical Manager at Altair The number of joint replacement surgeries in the US is skyrocketing amongst the baby boomer population. Not only are joints being replaced due to fractures and severe pain, but also to facilitate the continuation of an Read More »

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3D Systems’ NextDent™ 5100 Now Available – Dental Industry Embracing New Solutions to Revolutionize Workflows

The NextDent™ 5100 – powered by Figure 4™ technology – out-performs similar competitive offerings with 4X the speed Latest expansion of 3D Systems’ digital dentistry portfolio, including the entry level FabPro™ 1000 for Dental, encompasses unmatched materials, leading printing technologies, software and services ROCK HILL, Read More »

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Newly Published Data Demonstrate Bone In-Growth Potential of Stryker’s 3D-Printed Tritanium® Cage

Comparative animal study found significant differences in biomechanical and histologic performance among various interbody cage materials Results showed that Stryker’s 3D-printed porous Tritanium cages achieved statistically significant increases in bone in-growth Allendale, N.J. –– Aug. 2, 2018 — Stryker’s Spine division today announced the publication Read More »

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CMU CIT Researchers Develop Novel Approach to Optimizing Soft Material 3D Printing

By Emily Durham | College of Engineering | Carnegie Mellon University | edurham1@andrew.cmu.edu  Researchers in CIT have developed a novel approach to optimizing soft material 3-D printing. The researchers’ Expert-Guided Optimization method combines expert judgment with an optimization algorithm that efficiently searches combinations of parameters Read More »

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Renishaw Showcases Innovative Implants to Maxillofacial Surgeons

  Global engineering technologies company Renishaw will showcase its additively manufactured craniomaxillofacial (CMF) implants at this year’s British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) Annual Scientific Meeting. The meeting will attract many of the country’s top maxillofacial surgeons to the Gala Theatre, Durham, from Read More »

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SME – Humans of Manufacturing; The Artist Within

By SME | Humans of Manufacturing For Dr. Frank Rybicki, Designing and Building Medical Parts Goes Far Beyond Manufacturing   We see them in magazines, the Internet, and the evening news—photos of people whose faces have been disfigured through accidents or acts of cruelty. It’s Read More »

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