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Apium hits medical-grade milestone for 3D printed PEEK, preview Formnext 2018

Written by David

November 6, 2018

German 3D printer and high performance materials manufacturer Apium Additive Technologies has hit a new milestone in the processing of a filament for medical applications.The company’s Medical PEEK 3D Printing, on the Apium M220 Series machine, has met biocompatibility criteria needed to make implants and devices used in the skull and the hand. Using a filament for FFF desktop 3D printing, this development from Apium promises to “revolutionize patient-specific PEEK implant and medical device production” facilitating professional access to high performance, medical grade materials. Findings of the most recent biocompatibility tests, implants and devices made made with medical grade PEEK filament using the Apium M220 3D printer will be shown next week at Formnext 2018 in Frankfurt. 3D printed orthopedic implants made from Apium PEEK. Photo via Apium Made for permanent tissue contact Apium medical grade PEEK filament is based on VESTAKEEP® i4 G resin supplied by speciality chemicals […]

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