Rethinking implants: high-performance plastics in medical technology

Interview with Dr Philip Engel, Head of Segment Medical Systems Europe | Business Line High Performance Polymers, Evonik Operations GmbH

Exclusively for K-MAG

Image: Implants made of the PEEK material VESTAKEEP®; Copyright: Evonik

Evonik's latest VESTAKEEP® development is the carbon fibre-reinforced PEEK filament for medical 3D-printed long-term implants. Copyright: Evonik


Image: Dr. Philip Engel; Copyright: Evonik

Dr. Philip Engel. Copyright: Evonik

Image: PEEK filament; Copyright: Evonik

The filament has a diameter of 1.75 mm and can be processed with conventional PEEK printers using Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). Copyright: Evonik

Image: Showcase at COMPAMED 2023 with the VESTAKEEP® filament; Copyright: beta-web/Blume

Evonik presented the VESTAKEEP® filament at COMPAMED 2023. Copyright: beta-web/Blume

Elena Blume (Editorial team K-Mag)

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