EOS has partnered with medical device manufacturer Innovative Medical Device Solutions (IMDS) to offer product development resources for metal additive manufacturing designs. Customers include implant companies and orthopedic and spine surgeons.
According to IMDS, additive manufacturing in the medical device industry historically has been used to make prototypes. Recent advances such as increased material choices, enhanced precision and faster build speeds have made medical product developers more willing to invest in developing implants made by processes such as direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), the company says. IMDS has added the latest-generation EOSINT M 280 DMLS system to its product development and manufacturing capabilities.