Oscar Hedin, Senior Applications Engineer, Team Leader Medical, Arcam AB
EBM technology is already in full use for the production of CE-certified, FDA-cleared, and CFDA-approved orthopedic implants. The technology’s additive, layer-based nature enables the production of implants with integrated net structures – a solid structure transitioning to a porous structure at the surface of the implant for optimized bone ingrowth. Net structures have a clinically proven track record and have been used in more than 50.000 EBM-manufactured acetabular cups implanted to date. This presentation will address design considerations and verification requirements associated with the use of net structures in the orthopedic industry. New developments in the area of net structures and other innovative implant designs leveraging AM technology will also be covered.