Medical Additive Complex Structures
Additive manufacturing design must produce organic designs, stiffness control, surface roughness, textures and shapes and sustain manufacturability. When orthopedic implants are 3D printed at Tangible Solutions, engineers control porosity and pore size, and how structures of varying sizes connect in complex structures. nTopology optimized designs enhance how bone tissue can grow into, and around, an implant. Trabecular lattice aids bone graft volume in spinal applications, and improves bony ingrowth in both the spine and total joint replacements.
The 3D Printed Orthopedic Implant Advantage
Stiffness control is a positive advantage of 3D printed orthopedic implants. Less stiffness reduces bone deterioration around an implant. Tangible micro-polished edges and round shapes facilitate implant insertion and reduce soft tissue damage.
“Traditional designs for orthopedic medical devices manufactured currently have been trabecular or organized lattices that have been limited either by engineering skills or the tools/software they are using. The next generation in orthopedic implant designs, utilizing highly advanced software programs like nTopology (used by Tangible) are mathematically driven. These tools make it possible to manufacture medical devices that were once not feasible.”
- Chris Collins, COO of Tangible Solutions
Why Tangible Solutions
Breadth of knowledge is gleaned from producing over one million orthopedic implants.
Tangible Solutions has unparalleled expertise as a globally recognized contract manufacturer of American-made 3D printed titanium orthopedic implants.
Prototype to Monthly Orders
Continuous technological improvements driving innovation for developing powerful new medical devices quickly and cost effectively.
Tangible engineering vision is mathematically driven, wielding the highly advanced power of nTopology, next-generation design software.