EOS, an e-Manufacturing solutions provider known for its direct metal laser-sintering (DMLS), an additive manufacturing (rapid prototyping) technology, is joining forces with Innovative Medical Device Solutions (IMDS), a medical devices contract manufacturer. The partnership is focused on advancing orthopedic and spinal implants.
“Until now, using additive manufacturing (AM) technologies for medical devices was considered a high-technology novelty done on a few implants, but mainly used to make quick metal prototypes,” says Dan Justin, chief technology officer for IMDS. “However, recent advances—such as increased materials choices, enhanced manufacturing precision, and faster build speeds—have made medical product developers worldwide more willing to co-invest in developing implants made by laser-sintering systems. This partnership marks the most comprehensive resource alignment between contract medical device development and metal additive manufacturing expertise available to our industry.”...More