3D printing for medical engineering
Implants adapted to individual patients, precisely fitting bone replacements, individually shaped prosthetics, tailor made dental crowns and bridges, special instruments and equipment - the fields of orthopedics, including implants, dental medicine and medical equipment continuously open new possibilities for additive manufacturing. This rapid development is driven by the desire to further improve patient care, support healing processes in an effective manner and improve the quality of life.
The high flexibility, open design concept and absence of any tooling requirements characterizing the AM process allow the quick and cost efficient creation of one-of-a-kind components, small batches of components and volume production of, for example, standard implants. Biocompatibility, mechanical load characteristics and the required elasticity of these products can be easily adapted to the respective requirements.