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Transforming access to medical implants: How PrinterPrezz and Additive Manufacturing will improve global healthcare

Some companies have bolder missions than others. Whilst Elon Musk leverages metal Additive Manufacturing to transform space exploration, the founders of PrinterPrezz, Alan and Alexis Dang, Kishore Karkera and Shri Shetty, are aiming to do something equally bold with the same technology: bring safe, affordable, right-fit medical implants to the 97% of the world that can’t currently access them. Todd Grimm interviewed Alan Dang and Shri Shetty to discover more.

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Anatomy of an AM part failure: Lessons for managers, designers and producers from 2021’s Olympic bike crash

In the men’s track cycling team pursuit qualifying at the 2020 Olympics, broadcast live to a global audience, a handlebar part produced by metal Additive Manufacturing failed with catastrophic consequences for the rider, Australia’s Alex Porter.

Six months later, a forensic analysis of the incident was published as a 170-page report. The good news is that the company that made the AM part, along with the technology itself, were cleared of blame.

So: what went wrong, and what lessons can be learned? Robin Weston digs into the details.

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Metal AM: True Additive Manufacturing insight

At Metal AM, we cut out the hype, kill the buzzwords and simplify metal AM / 3D printing technologies & industry trends. Since launching in 2015, we’ve worked to provide a platform for the sharing of experiences from the heart of the AM industry, helping to push the technology and its users towards success.

Metal AM magazine is your go-to authority to keep track of the fast-evolving metal Additive Manufacturing landscape. Offering quarterly issues, daily news and a bi-weekly e-newsletter, we help you to stay relevant and informed as the industry grows.

And it’s not just about keeping up to date: As AM technology evolves, we want our readers to truly understand it. That’s why we provide transparency and reliable information that empowers our readers to navigate this complex industry and make better, more informed decisions.

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Metal AM Summer 2022

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

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Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Transforming access to medical implants with PrinterPrezz
  • Lessons from 2021’s Olympic bike crash
  • Xerox liquid metal AM
  • Additive Manufacturing for oil, gas and maritime
  • Multi-material metal parts by Powder Bed Fusion
  • Findings from Wohlers Report 2022
  • The challenge of grain size: X-ray powder diffraction analysis of parts made by metal AM

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