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Brazilian Medical Company Sartori invests in Selective Laser Melting Equipment of SLM Solutions

Sartori, a Brazil-based manufacturer of orthopaedic implants and instruments, invests in Selective Laser Melting technology of SLM Solutions. With the acquisition of a new SLM®280 the company is taking an important step in successfully implementing additive manufacturing in the healthcare sector in Brazil and addresses the expected growth in demand of high-quality and economical medical devices in the market.

Electron beam melting enables customized orthopedic surgery at scale in China

AK Medical deploys a fleet of eight GE Additive Arcam EBM additive manufacturing machines to address the country’s growing need for orthopedic implants

With the Chinese population aging at a faster pace, each passing year sees an increase in patients with orthopedic conditions. Problems associated with knee joints, hip joints, and the spine have resulted in strong demand for orthopedic products in the country.

HP Donates D300e BioPrinters to NGOs, Universities, and Research Institutions to Accelerate Drug and Vaccine Research to Combat COVID‐19

Donates $100,000 (US) to Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) through the HP Foundation to research possible treatments for the virus

Deploys BioPrinters to four major research facilities:

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the largest and leading public research institution in Spain.
Monoclonal Antibody Discovery Laboratory at Fondazione Toscana Life Sciences (Italy), which focuses on monoclonal antibody (mAb) discovery against infectious diseases.
Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling (CNRCS) at University of Houston (USA), which conducts a wide range of cutting-edge research to develop therapeutics for various diseases including viral diseases, cancer, neurodegenrative diseases and metabolic diseases.
Grenoble Alpes University Hospital (CHUGA) (France), one of the largest research and teaching hospitals in France, which focuses on diagnosis and follow-up of acute or chronic human viral infections.

Metal 3D printing helps New Zealand Defence Force veteran on his Invictus Games journey

Ten years after a helicopter crash changed navy veteran, Stevin Creeggan’s life. Now a team of New Zealand Defence Force engineers is using additive manufacturing to help change it again.

In 2010, Stevin Creeggan’s life changed forever. He was the sole survivor of a helicopter crash at Pukerua Bay, north of the New Zealand capital, Wellington. Stevin was left with multiple injuries including self-fused vertebrae in his neck and lower back, and severe damage to his right leg which has been reconstructed with plates, screws, and rods to hold his femur and lower femur together. It is also now shorter than his left leg by 2.5 centimeters.

Reimagining knee replacements with additive technology and artificial intelligence

Italian medical implant manufacturer REJOINT is introducing mass customization and therapy personalization through a combination of Electron Beam Melting (EBM) and computerized analysis of intraoperative and post-operative data collection through IoT-connected sensorized wearables.

3D Printed Molds in the Fight Against Covid-19

Providing medical materials plays a major role in the current situation to prevent the further spread of Covid-19. In a short time, a large number of protection equipment or tools to manufacture medical products have to be available. With hardly any local manufacturing of such materials and a singular focus on individual production countries leads to shortages in the supply chain.

SLM Solutions partners with MAGNET to additively manufacture plastic injection molds for frontline healthcare worker face shield production

SLM Solutions partners with MAGNET to additively manufacture plastic injection molds for frontline healthcare worker face shield production
As part of its Additive Alliance Against Corona initiative, SLM Solutions has metal 3D printed plastic injection tooling molds that help produce face shield headbands for the Manufacturing & Advocacy Growth Network (MAGNET), a manufacturing consulting firm in Ohio. SLM Solutions 3D printed the molds in its Wixom, Michigan facility enabling MAGNET to save time and money in additively manufacturing the tooling needed to produce the face shields quickly.

Henkel and Origin collaborate to help meet demand for COVID-19 NP swabs

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for medical supplies, including testing kits has outpaced supply. The primary protocol involves conducting a nasopharyngeal (NP) swab test, which collects viral material from inside a person’s nasal cavity. Globally, there are very few companies that manufacture the swabs commercially, and all are overwhelmed with demand. In collaboration with Origin, Henkel is leveraging its ability to carry out biocompatibility and robust mechanical testing at its facility in Concord, California, and has provided a range of 3D printable medical photopolymers designed for use on Origin’s material development systems.

ELIX Polymers joins the fight against COVID-19 with biocompatible ABS grades for medical devices

Leading ABS producer ELIX Polymers is collaborating with a large group of companies within ClusterMAV, the Advanced Materials Cluster of Catalonia, Spain, in the fight against COVID-19. The partners are working in collaboration with the National Federation of Innovative Business Groups and Clusters (FENAEIC), which focuses on promoting collaboration between federations, clusters and their partners, within the European Cluster collaboration platform.

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