Implants

Products and Services Implants

Additive Manufacturing of Medical Implants by SLM

  • Manufacture of  individual implants out of titanium and TiAl6V4
  • Realization of new implant design, e. g. with complex surface or porous structure

Process Development for Bioresorbable Material

  • Stents out of polylactide
  • Bone implants out of calcium-phosphate ceramic

Studies for Admission Procedure

  • Biocompatibility
  • Mechanical properties
  • Process chain examination
  • Risk analysis

Publications

Flege, C., Vogt, F., Höges, S., Jauer, L., Borinski, L., Schulte, V., Hoffmann, R., Poprawe, R., Meiners, W., Jobmann, M., Wissenbach, K., Blindt, R.:
Development and characterization of a coronary polylactic acid stent prototype generated by selective laser melting
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine,
DOI: 10.1007/s10856-012-4779-z (2012)

Lindner, M., Hoeges, S., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Smeets, R., Telle, R., Poprawe, R., Fischer, H.:
Manufacturing of individual biodegradable bone substitute implants using selective laser melting technique. 
J. Biomed. Mat. Res. A 97 A, Nr. 4, 466-472, 2011

Facchini, L., Magalini, E., Robotti, P., Molinari, A., Höges, S., Wissenbach, K.
Ductility of a Ti-6Al-4V alloy produced by selective laser melting of prealloyed powders
Rapid Prototyping Journal 16, Nr. 6
450 – 459, 2010

Höges, S.
Entwicklung des Selective Laser Melting zur Verarbeitung bioresorbierbarer medizinischer Werkstoffe
Dissertation, RWTH Aachen University
2010

Höges, S., Lindner, M., Fischer, H., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K.
Manufacturing of bone substitute implants using selective laser melting
4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (ECIFMBE), 2008, Antwerp
2009

Höges, S., Lindner, M., Meiners, W., Smeets, R.
Bioresorbable Implants Using Selective Laser Melting
21st Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF), 2010, Austin
2010

Höges, S., Meiners, W.
SLM von Polylactiden zur Herstellung von resorbierbaren Implantaten
RTejournal - Forum für Rapid Technologie Jun 09, Nr. 6
2009

Lindner, M., Hoeges, S., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Smeets, R., Telle, R., Poprawe, R., Fischer, H.
Manufacturing of individual biodegradable bone substitute implants using selective laser melting technique
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 97, Nr. 4
466 – 471, 2011

Morsbach, C., Höges, S., Meiners, W.
Modeling the selective laser melting of polyactide composite materials
Journal of laser applications : JLA 23, Nr. 1
2011