Cyclist Receives Titanium 3D Printed Spacer and Cleat for Invictus Games

From kayak paddle grips and surf prosthetics to racing wheelchairs and the gloves with which to race them, 3D printing can help fabricate adaptive and assistive devices for athletes. This…

REJOINT Uses EBM, Sensors & IoT Data for Patient-Specific Knee Surgery

REJOINT is an Italy-based medical device company specializing in Total Knee Arthroplasty operations that received 3 million Euro in EU Horizon 2030 funding in 2019. The firm is seeking US…

Amplify Additive Adopts Arcam’s EBM for Orthopedic Production

Electron beam melting (EBM) has a unique place in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry in that there is only one EBM hardware manufacturer (GE Additive subsidiary Arcam) and the technology…

Comparing 3D Printed Titanium Acetabular Cup Implants

In the recently published ‘Comparative analysis of current 3D printed acetabular titanium implants,’ researchers analyzed innovative medical devices in the form of acetabular cups, meant to improve bone fixation and…

University of Texas Researchers Investigate Finer Details of EBM Powder Removal

Researchers from the University of Texas at El Paso explore EBM powder removal in the recently published ‘Analysis of Powder Removal Methods for EBM Manufactured Ti-6AL-4V Parts.’ While the benefits…

3D Printing Will Power the New Space Race

Whereas the last space race was powered by ideology and meant to declare the superiority of one economic system over the other; this one is powered by 3D printing and…

GE Aviation to Purchase EBM A2X Machines & Arcam Spectra H Systems

It’s a win for both companies as GE Aviation puts Arcam EBM further on the map with the current announcement regarding their purchase of 17 Arcam EBM A2X machines and…

Researchers Study Mechanical Properties & Biocompatibility of EBM Bone Plates  

Researchers from Saudi Arabia and Manchester, UK explore the creation of bone plates via electron beam melting (EBM) processes, outlining their findings in the paper ‘Topology optimised metallic bone plates…

Rapid 2019: Interview with Karl Lindblom & Annika Ölme of GE’s Arcam

Arcam built upon Sweden’s resources and history in high-performance metals to commercialize EBM. Electron Beam Melting also called EPBF or Electron Powder Bed Fusion is a process where an electron…

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