Additive manufacturing

Professional 3D printing harbors enormous potential for the medtech sector: as well as accelerating product development, it can benefit small series production and also individualized solutions. Patient-customized medical technology offers unique advantages compared to mass production.

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APO ZDROWIE SP. Z O.O. September 14, 2021
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Original Logopedic Tools

Logopedic Tools for the examination of the frenulum and the vertical positioning of the tongue. Originally created at APO Zdrowie to care for the health of every patient.

TRUMPF Schweiz AG August 30, 2021

Surgical forceps, 3D printed – it's as simple as that!

With 3D printing, delicate products can be quickly produced as prototypes in small and medium-sized batches. One example is the medical forceps, made from 1.4542 / 17-4PH stainless steel, which were designed and printed on the TRUMPF TruPrint 2000 by the team at the Swiss m4m Center.

SAMAPLAST AG August 10, 2021
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AM in a Certified Environment under DIN SPEC 17071

Additive Manufacturing (AM) in a certified environment according to DIN SPEC 17071 (later ISO ASTM 52920) and controlled conditions (clean room ISO 8 in operation) from the idea to the prototype to the sterile packaged medical product or implant.

Swiss m4m Center AG July 16, 2021

From titanium powder to hip implants

In an article recently published in Empa's magazine "Empa Quarterly", it is clearly shown how it goes from a pile of titanium powder to finished printed acetabular cups.

Swiss m4m Center AG July 16, 2021
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In the service of technology transfer

The Swiss m4m Center is dedicated to the technology transfer of additive manufacturing and supports interested companies from the idea to the ready-to-use product. In this article you will learn how we can support you in your project.

RMS Foundation April 2, 2020

Fatigue Resistance of AM-Structures

A special grid structure made of Ti6Al4V was deposited on a bar using additive manufacturing (AM). There were small metallic droplets on the surface. Fatigue tests resulted in early failures because of the higher hardness of the AM-structures and the interface compared to the bulk material.

Swiss Medtech Expo September 30, 2019

Patient-matched titanium implants

At the SMTE Philip Oris, SLS Solutions Group AG, addresses the technical development of selective laser melting technology. He shows how SLM enables the fabrication of patient-friendly titanium implants.

KKS Ultraschall AG September 8, 2017

Cleaning of 3D-printed devices

The actual issue with 3D-printed devices in the medical device industry is the presence of metal powder remains on the device itself. KKS developed a wet process for the removal of these particles.

FHNW - Hochschule für Life Sciences September 8, 2017

Titanium implants made by Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

The School of Life Sciences of FHNW operates a qualified Selective Laser Melting process to manufacture medical products in titanium grade 2. Such implants are approved for the use in humans already today.

pd|z Product Development Group Zurich May 2, 2017

Micro robotic systems realised through 3D printing

MagnebotiX launches first series of its micro robotic systems through 3D printing. Using 3D printing for bridge manufacturing enables a faster product launches and prevents high investments.

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