Additive manufacturing spinal implants (video)

December 16, 2019
Renishaw collaborated with two companies to demonstrate the capability of metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology to produce lightweight spinal implants that mimic the mechanical properties of bone. As part of the project, manufacturing research organization Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) designed and manufactured a series of representative spinal implants. IMR designed the implants using software from nTopology and produced them on a Renishaw RenAM 500M metal AM system. 

Renishaw, IMR and nTopology joined forces to produce implants for the cervical spine (c spine) that incorporate lattice structures using additive manufacturing (AM).