Mantiz use Shining 3D’s EP-M250 metal AM system to produce titanium spinal cage

August 27, 2019

Mantiz use Shining 3D's EP-M250 metal AM system to produce titanium spinal cage
The additively manufactured titanium spinal cages produced by Mantiz on Shining 3D’s EP-M250 system (Courtesy Shining 3D)

Shining 3D Tech. Co., Ltd., headquartered in Hangzhou, China, has reported that one of its partners, Mantiz, a medical device company headquartered in Daegu, South Korea, has additively manufactured titanium spinal cages for implant surgery using Shining 3D’s EP-M250 metal AM system.

Mantiz launched its PANTHER cage system for PLIF (Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion) surgery in May 2019. This process reportedly allows the company to use its additively manufactured cage implants without outsourcing the production process – saving the clients time and money.

The company states that the Additive Manufacturing of the implants is processed in-house and the cages are designed to specification: size, material, shape and porosity are all vital to the effectiveness of the implant. Through using the EP-M250 metal AM system, Mantiz are able to produce over fifty individual implants in one build. 

Hongwon Yoon, CTO of Mantiz, stated, “We have completed the development of more improved titanium 3D printed cage implant using EP-M250 metal 3D printer. The mechanical test results prove the safety and functionality of our implants. The average closed porosity of 3D printed titanium solid part is 3%. It leads to accelerated protein and mesenchymal stem cell attachment for bone fusion.”

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