Spinal cage

The increasing complexity of medical implants requires more and more new ways to manufacture these in series. This applies most to the spinal column. It is the central load-bearing part of the body and places high demands on the implant. To ensure a reliable adhesion, laser beam melting, an additive manufacturing technology, is the method of choice. This technology makes it possible to produce highly complex products made from metallic materials, in our example the titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V. To support bone ingrowth, the shown cages feature a rough surface combined with a lattice structure in the interior region.

Material: Ti-6Al-4V


Patient-specific cranial implant with porous structure

Patient individual implants can be produced within a very short time via beam melting technology. In comparison to conventional production technologies such as sheet-metal forming, milling or precision casting, beam melting is also an interesting alternative from the economic point of view due to the tool less, direct production.

Material: Ti-6Al-4V ELI (Grade 23)


Hip stem prosthesis with functional channels and cavities, cellular internal structures and macro porous surface areas

On the one hand, beam melting technology offers the possibility for direct manufacturing of patient individual implants on the basis of CT or MRT data. And on the other hand, implants with design characteristics which are hardly possible respectively impossible to produce with conventional production technology can be manufactured in series via beam melting technology. These include e.g. inner channels and cavities (e.g. for postoperative medication or endoscopy), lattice-like structures (e.g. for stiffness adaptation of the implant to the surrounding bone) and surface structures (e.g. for improved bone and tissue integration into the implant).

Material: Ti-6Al-4V ELI (Grade 23)


Dental bridge

According to the current state of the art, dental cares such as crowns and bridges are primarily produced by casting and milling. With increasingly improved surfaces for beam melted products, this technology advances to a technical and cost-effective alternative in the dental technology.

Material: CoCrMo