A BETTER LIFE
Biomedical engineering is one of the main beneits of additive manufacturing technology. The technology is an excellent tool in creating “spare parts” suitable for the human body as well as making special surface structures suitable for bone ingrowth and adhesion.
AIM FOR A BETTER LIFE
Science is constantly pushing the boundaries for human life. At AIM, we want to do our part and we offer manufacturing of medical implants in titanium, as well as, surgical guides and pre-operative bone models in plastic. We make models of rare deformities or injuries to help aid in the training of medical students, or to help answer surgical questions in complex fractures.
We are certified according to ISO13485, which allows us to use the EBM method for both serial production of standard implants and to produce custom made implants in titanium Ti64, a material widely used in the medical industry due to its high strength and good biocompatibility. We can produce implants with added functionality, designed surface for bone ingrowth, less material waste and shorter lead times than with conventional manufacturing.
We offer two options in plastic printing, depending on your needs, SLS (selective laser sintering) and FDM (fused deposition modeling). The material Pa 2200 (nylon) manufactured with our SLS machine can be sterilized and used both pre-operatively and during the actual operation. The FDM uses an ABS plastic which cannot be sterilized. It is ideal for visual prototypes used pre-operatively and in the classroom.