Mantiz utilises Eplus3D’s EP-M260 metal AM machine for titanium spinal cage production

September 6, 2021

Mantiz has used Eplus3D’s EP-M260 metal AM machine to additively manufacture titanium cages for spinal surgery (Courtesy Eplus3D)

Eplus3D, Hangzhou, China, reports that medical device company Mantiz, based in Daegu, South Korea, has used the company’s EP-M260 metal Additive Manufacturing machine to produce additively manufactured titanium cages for use in spinal implant surgery.

Established in 2015, Mantiz develops and manufactures spinal implants and bio-related products with the aim of helping patients with spinal diseases achieve a pain-free life. The company has obtained KFDA (Korean Food and Drug Administration) certification and is listed on the HIRA (Health Insurance Review and Evaluation) list in South Korea.

Mantiz began developing additively manufactured cage implants in 2018, and, in May 2019, the company launched its Panther cage system for PLIF (Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion) surgery. This process allows the company to use its additively manufactured cage implants without outsourcing the production process – saving clients time and money.

A micrograph showing the structure of Mantiz’s Panther cage system (centre) at 50 x magnification (left) and 500 x magnification (right) (Courtesy Eplus3D)

The EP-M260, an industrial metal AM machine that uses the Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) process, features a 266 x 266 x 390 mm build chamber that can reportedly be used to additively manufacture more than fifty individual implants in one structure.

The size, material, shape and porosity are essential to the effectiveness of the implant. Upon transplantation, the bone and surrounding tissue begin to fuse with the implant, creating a strong structure in the patient’s spine.

Hongwon Yoon, CTO of Mantiz and the inventor of the Panther AM cage system, stated, “We have completed the development of a more improved titanium 3D printed cage implant using the EP-M260 3D metal printer. Mechanical test results prove the safety and functionality of the implant. 3D printing the average closed pore ratio of the solid titanium component is 3%, which promotes the binding of the protein for bone fusion to the mesenchymal stem cells.”

www.eplus3d.com

www.mantiz.net

Download the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Our latest issue is now available to view online or download in PDF format.

As well as an extensive AM industry news section, this 204-page issue includes articles and reports on:

  • Optimised thermal management in semiconductor fabrication using AI-enabled generative design and Additive Manufacturing
  • Forging a process for mass customisation via metal Additive Manufacturing
  • Bringing it all together: How Materialise is integrating manufacturing and software expertise to shape AM’s future
  • Pedal to the metal at the Digital Manufacturing Centre: Redefining what’s possible for AM in hypercars and beyond
  • The future is Additive Manufacturing – if we take a more holistic view of the design opportunities
  • Building a case for radical collaboration plus quality standards: The pathway to growing the AM industry
  • Distributed manufacturing: Old concept, new relevance, new technology?
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing: A workflow for a metal AM heat exchanger using nTopology (BJT)
  • Taking the holistic view:
    Defining the state-of-the-art in the evolving PBF-LB machine marketplace
  • > More information

Latest news

    E-newsletter

    Sign up to our e-newsletter, sent weekly to AM professionals and end-users around the world. We'll also let you know each time a new issue of Metal AM magazine is available.

    Discover our magazine archive…

    The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:
    • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
    • Articles on technology and application trends
    • Information on materials developments
    • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
    • International industry news
    All past issues are available to download in PDF format, in either single page format or as double-page “spreads” for viewing on large monitors. All downloads are free of charge. Go to archive...

    Connect with us

    Visit our social media channels and sign up to our e-newsletter

    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap