EOS Focuses on Medical Applications

By on June 5th, 2010 in Usage


Commercial Laser Sintering giant EOS has been focusing on the medical market recently, using their SLS expertise to produce a variety of solutions. 
EOS uses several plastic approaches, including laser-sintered nylon for “disposable, customized operating devices such as drill guides for knee and hip replacements”. They’re also developing “PEEK HP3”, which is a “a high-temperature, high-performance thermoplastic” that is biocompatible and sterilizable. 
EOS also produces direct metal laser sintering to create such items as: 
  • Stainless-steel prototypes for customized spinal surgical instruments
  • Cobalt chrome replacement knee joint prototypes, and end-product dental copings and bridges
  • Titanium dental implants with porous surfaces that promote osteointegration

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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