Recently Nikon Metrology posted a case story about the application of NIKON Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) for the validation of Ortho Baltic’s patient-specific implants. Read the full story in Nikon Metrology webiste, as well as in TCT magazine.
In patient-specific medical device manufacturing an important challenge is the assurance of quality in additive manufactured components. 3D printing is a complicated technology and has a big variation of processing parameters, consequently it is hard to predict the structure quality and geometry of a printed part. Patient-specific implants are a virtually ‘pre-planned’ treatment solution. In order to meet the virtual plan, it is vital to be 100% sure that implant geometry is exactly the same as the designed CAD model and the screw holes are milled at a high accuracy. For these challenges in our Quality Control and Validation Laboratory we use a variety of quality assurance equipment, including Nikon’s a multisensor CMM and Nikon’s micro-CT equipment. High power CT, micro-focus accuracy and the non-destructive nature of CT are the requirements that provide us a comprehensive and unparalleled insight into the conformity of our products. The ALTERA CMM with LC15Dx laser scanner is irreplaceable when we need to perform fast quality assurance check-ups after each manufacturing and post-processing stage, especially to check spherical surfaces, bearing surfaces and screw hole angles. Full spectrum of the technologies we use in patient-specific medical device manufacturing you can find in the Technology & Materials tab.
Thank you, Nikon Metrology, for collaboration and for posting our story!