Amnovis optimises AM workflow for titanium spinal cages

October 11, 2022

Amnovis’s optimised 3D printing workflow and production platform are ISO 13485 certified (Courtesy Amnovis)
Amnovis’s optimised AM workflow and production platform are ISO 13485 certified (Courtesy Amnovis)

Amnovis, Aarschot, Belgium, reports that it has incorporated process improvements into its Additive Manufacturing workflow for titanium implants, allowing the company to additively manufacture spinal cages at lower cost and shorter lead times.

Reputedly among the first to utilise Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing for titanium medical implants, Amnovis aimed to strengthen its position in the medical market by optimising its workflow, thereby opening the potential for standard and bespoke medical device innovation.

“For us, innovation benefits from material and process enhancements as well as the ability to increase AM productivity,” stated Ruben Wauthle, CEO and co-founder. “By scaling our manufacturing capabilities for quality-critical applications such as medical devices, we ensure faster delivery at lower cost, while maintaining our quality standards.”

“The parts manufactured using our improved workflow meet the mechanical and chemical requirements of the ASTM standards and the entire process is validated,” Wauthle continued. “When printing high-end products for quality-critical medical applications, we obtain a significantly higher productivity while maintaining superb quality and repeatability. The process improvements allow us to boost productivity and realise an exceptional total cost of ownership.”

Amnovis’ entire Additive Manufacturing workflow and production platform are ISO 13485:2016 certified while its digital process automation enables traceability and repeatability when scaling up the production of medical applications.

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