Texas firm expands additive manufacturing footprint


A soup-to-nuts medical device development company based in Fort Worth, TX is expanding its use of additive manufacturing as a way to create more complex and less costly designs for implants.

Innovative Medical Device Solutions (IMDS) is partnering with EOS, which uses laser sintering processes to create durable parts from a growing number of materials. IMDS also uses plastics-based additive
manufacturing systems from Stratasys, Objet Geometries, and other companies.

The company has partnered in the development of 150 implant systems that are now in use. All of them have been manufactured using machining or other long-used manufacturing processes. So far, the additive manufacturing equipment at IMDS has been primarily used to manufacture prototypes....
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