When manufacturing a medical device, quality is a key factor. STI, with its comprehensive manufacturing platform for medical devices, now offers 3D Titanium printing of orthopedic and maxillofacial implants, relying on its uncompromising quality system and 20 years of experience in the medical devices arena.
STI supports personal medicine by providing a unique solution for custom-made PSI – Patient Specific Implants – using advanced EBM technology. We are working directly with the medical centers to provide the physicians with a comprehensive solution that includes improved surface quality for optimal osteointegration.
STI offers EBM 3D titanium (Ti6Al4V) printing services, with improved fatigue resistance by minimizing the level of internal defects and residual stresses. The printed parts are ready within a short turnaround time and have many advantages over laser-based 3D printing technologies available in the market.
What is EBM technology?
EBM metal 3D printing is an additive layer manufacturing technology that employs a powerful electron beam as a source of energy capable of processing conductive Titanium powder (Ti6Al4V) to fully dense material using layer-by-layer principle.
EBM technology utilizes high-power electron beam that generates the energy needed for high melting capacity. The electron beam is managed by electromagnetic coils providing extremely fast and accurate beam-control that allows several melt pools to be maintained simultaneously. To verify a uniform printing density, the EBM system offers an innovative tool – LayerQam – a built- in camera that records printing uniformity at 50µm layer intervals, as well as a process verification tool that logs all process parameters during the manufacturing process. Both tools can be utilized for in-process inspection to verify uncompromised printed part quality.
Improve fatigue resistance
EBM technological advantages for medical implants manufacturing include:
• Surface roughness that encourages osteointegration
• Improved fatigue resistance
• High quality parts with improved biocompatibility.
Our proprietary post-processing services for 3D printed implants include:
EN ISO 13485 certified by the EU notifying body – DEKRA – to offer:
“additive manufacturing including custom made devices”.
Cuboid bone implant, Orthopedic Oncology.
Procedure in TLV Medical Center on May 2018