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Renishaw is attending the 3rd International Conference on 3D Printing in Medicine

We are delighted to be taking part in the 3rd International Conference on 3D Printing in Medicine, Mainz, Germany, 4-5 May 2018


For over a decade, Renishaw has been applying its expertise in additive manufacturing to address the challenge of producing custom medical and dental implants in large quantities. From 4-5 May 2018 Renishaw will be taking part in the 3rd Conference on 3D printing in Medicine. Come and talk to us about how our 3D printing systems can provide an efficient and pragmatic solution for the production of complex medical and dental patient specific implants (PSIs).

Metal additive manufacturing technology

Renishaw's additive manufacturing systems are based on metal laser powder bed fusion technology. Ytterbium fibre lasers are used to melt cobalt chrome or titanium powder in layers as thin as half the thickness of a human hair. Successive layers consolidate to form complete medical and dental implants. For optimum performance, Renishaw recommends use of its own extensively researched and tested range of metal powders.

Benefits

• Can be a reliable and consistent method for achieving previously unfeasible geometries.
• Implants can be personalised based on patient scan data or produced serially as part of a mass manufacture process.
• Implants and guides can be made in advance of surgery, saving overall time in theatre.

Additive manufacturing solutions for healthcare applications