The first Arcam EBM S-400 rapid manufacturing and prototyping system from Stratasys was installed at Medical Modeling LLC. The company will use the system to provide surgeons and medical device manufacturers with titanium models for improved surgical planning and implant development.
"We looked for years for a technology provider that could help us create complex metal models in titanium, allowing us to meet a unique market niche," says Medical Modeling president, Andy Christensen. "We believe that use of EBM technology will allow many manufacturers of medical devices the ability to reduce or eliminate non-digital technologies in the process of taking a design to a fully functional metal part." Benefits of minimizing non-digital technologies include streamlined production times and less waste, translating into more efficient manufacturing.
"The Arcam EBM system allows Medical Modeling to help surgeons make better-informed decisions during operations, improving patient recovery and surgical success," says Kirby Quirk, Stratasys EBM sales-channel manager. "The use of metal materials, such as titanium, is an exciting new area for rapid manufacturing, and we're pleased to enable Medical Modeling to deliver a much needed service to improve the lives of people worldwide."