TANGIBLE SOLUTIONS VALIDATES REPEATABILITY OF 3D PRINTED SPINAL IMPLANTS

3D Printing Industry | 4/18/2019 | Tia Vialva
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Tangible Solutions, an Ohio-based manufacturer of medical devices, has validated the quality and consistency of its 3D printed titanium spinal implants. The results of this validation were published in a recent study.

“Additive manufacturing has transitioned from a prototype-only mentality to production-centric technology and as a valid production choice, it begs the question: How reliably does the technology produce a wide mixture of parts?” said Matt Shomper, Director of Engineering at Tangible Solutions.

Runs - Implants - Production - Environment - Consistency

“Setting up runs of implants in a true production environment is important to ensure consistency. This study has shown that an additive process has the ability to produce process metrics equivalent to manufacturing standards that have existed for decades.”

A 3D printed cage implant. Photo via Tangible Solutions.

Solutions - Management - Device - Manufacture - Manufacturing

Founded in 2013, Tangible Solutions offers end-to-end management of device manufacture, using additive manufacturing. The company currently provides 3D printing, scanning, and engineering design services. As of 2016, it expanded its metal 3D metal printing capabilities with five Mlab cusing machines and one M2 cusing machine from Concept Laser.

Earlier this year, Tangible Solutions announced the expansion of its facility in Fairborn, Ohio site in order to meet the growing demand of 3D printed medical implants. Now, as part of an internal study, Shomper has analyzed the process capability of its spinal cage implants from a recent alpha launch production run that utilized an...
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