ICYMI: The medical additive manufacturing community kept the FDA busy with five 510(k) clearances announced including three spinal devices, a dental resin, and a surgical platform. Two new printers focus on 3D printing of electronics including the promising soft, stretchable electronics that can be used in soft robotics and medical devices. Both Lithoz and Hawk Ridge Systems expanded capabilities with acquisitions. Collaboration, always key to advancement, was also the focus with an announcement form Desktop Metal and Siemens to combine their capabilities to accelerate production use of additive manufacturing.
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Printer to Revolutionize 3D Printed Electronics: nano3Dprint announced the launch of its B3300 Dual-Dispensing 3D Printer. The B3300 produces objects like medical devices, wearables, batteries, solar and other functional electronics with embedded circuitry. READ MORE
Voltera Launches Printer for Soft, Stretchable Electronics: Voltera announced the launch of NOVA, a groundbreaking manufacturing platform for printing flexible hybrid electronics. NOVA uses direct-write technology to print circuits on soft, stretchable, and conformable surfaces. READ MORE
Stryker Launches Monterey AL Interbody System with New Pre-clinical Data: Stryker announced the launch of the Monterey AL Interbody System, a stand-alone interbody fusion device designed for anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF). Monterey AL is made up of both solid and porous structures within a single implant, leveraging Stryker’s proprietary Tritanium In-Growth Technology, a material designed to mimic cancellous bone and provide an environment favorable to bone regeneration and fusion. READ MORE
SPEE3D Introduces XSPEE3D: All-in-One Containerized Metal 3D Printer: SPEE3D unveiled its XSPEE3D printer – a containerized, ruggedized, and deployable cold-spray metal 3D printer that provides all of the necessary functions to print metal parts from anywhere in just minutes. XSPEE3D was designed based on extensive field work and collaboration with the Australian Army. READ MORE
Desktop Health Receives Clearance for SmileGuard™ Resin: Desktop Health announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of SmileGuard resin, a breakthrough light-curable biocompatible material for the fabrication of strong and flexible bite splints and other orthodontic and dental appliances. READ MORE
Lithoz acquires CerAMing, Expands into Third Ceramic 3D Printing Technology: Lithoz GmbH announced that it has acquired Germany-based CerAMing, the patent holder of the Layer-wise Slurry Disposition (LSD)-Print ceramic 3D printing process. READ MORE
Fully 3D Printed Shoulder Baseplate and Stem Cleared by FDA: LimaCorporate announced the FDA approval of a new shoulder platform focused on versatility and Operating Room efficiency. Both the glenoid baseplate and the humeral stem are fully 3D printed, leveraging the long legacy in additive manufacturing. READ MORE
Tranquil™ Interbody Fusion Technology: 5,000th Implantation: Nexus Spine announced that its Tranquil™ interbody fusion technology produced with additive manufacturing has reached 5,000 implantations. The milestone spans across the company’s entire Tranquil™ portfolio consisting of cervical, cervical with integrated fixation, ALIF, ALIF with integrated fixation, PLIF, TLIF, Steerable TLIF, and DLIF configurations. READ MORE
Siemens and Desktop Metal Partner for Production Applications of Additive Manufacturing: Siemens and Desktop Metal, Inc. announced a multi-faceted partnership aimed at accelerating production applications of additive manufacturing (AM) with a focus on the world’s largest manufacturers. READ MORE
3D LifePrints Achieves FDA 510(k) Clearance for Their Personalized Surgery Platform, EmbedMed™: 3D LifePrints announced FDA 510(k) clearance approval for their Cranio-Maxillofacial personalized surgery platform. This clearance follows on from their ISO 13485 medical certification in 2021. READ MORE
Safran Inaugurates the Safran Additive Manufacturing Campus, A New Center of Excellence: The Safran Additive Manufacturing Campus, the Group’s new center of excellence in this advanced technology, located in Le Haillan, near Bordeaux in southwest France, was inaugurated by Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Safran Board of Directors, and Olivier Andriès, Chief Executive Officer, in a ceremony attended by Roland Lescure, French Minister of Industry and Alain Rousset, President of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region of the southwest France. READ MORE
Hawk Ridge Systems Expands Manufacturing Reach by Acquiring ACCESS Manufacturing Systems, Inc.: Hawk Ridge Systems has acquired ACCESS Manufacturing Systems, Inc. as part of a strategic initiative to expand coast-to-coast manufacturing services and solutions. READ MORE
ulrich Medical USA™ Receives 510(k) Clearance for Flux-C™ 3D Printed Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody Device: ulrich medical USA, Inc. announced the FDA has given 510(k) clearance of its Flux-C 3D printed porous titanium cervical interbody device. READ MORE