Linde has started pioneering research into how atmospheric conditions in the additive manufacturing process can be optimised to produce complex latticed structures for medical devices.
In collaboration with additive manufacture 3D Medlab the joint project is the first-of-its-kind and represents a milestone in the field of orthopedic device development.
Multifaceted, latticed components aim to mimic human body parts and can better assimilate into the patient’s own bone and tissue structure, leading to fewer rejections and quicker healing times.
Additive manufacturing can optimise production of such components ensuring high-quality repeatability of the process and requiring less post-print finishing. However, the atmosphere in the printing chamber needs to be optimal and reproducible.
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