Nexa3D, a manufacturer of stereolithography production 3D printers, has started operations in California to increase capacity. The NXE400 prints up to 16L of part volume at speeds up to 1cm/min in Z. It features factory automation compatibility, as well as optional washing and curing units that reduce the time to produce functional prototypes and production parts.
Brescia University (Italy), Kanfit3D collaborate on surface parameters for Ti64 implants
Kanfit3D is partnering with the University of Brescia (Italy) to develop unique implantable structures using additive layer manufacturing (ALM) technologies. The focus is replacing or augmenting missing body tissue with customized surface treatments for improved osseointegration, achieving a better biological response and reduced healing time.
The project involves the use of traditional titanium alloys while various designs will be tested on implant surfaces for anatomical regions that have different mechanical and surface property requirements.
The Mechanical Technologies Group of the University of Brescia (Italy) and Kanfit3D will work together to optimize manufacturing efficiencies for the production and post-processing of implants using additive manufacturing technologies such as selective laser melting (SLM) and electron beam melting (EBM). Clinicians from the Nocivelli Laboratory of the University of Brescia, who use ALM technologies, will conduct biological tests and clinical usage, while The Technion – Israel Institute of Metals will mechanically test the printed implants.