Certified for long-term implantation
Optimum mechanical properties
Low Heat Conductivity
Good Chemical Resistance
Professional Medical PEEK 3D Printing Solutions
Medical PEEK is a natural colored, high viscosity polyether ether ketone (PEEK) Filament, which is specially designed for long term implantable medical devices. The Apium M220 is able to process medical grade PEEK, without affecting its biocompatibility and sterilisation properties.
Medical PEEK 3D Printing, on the Apium M220 Series machine, has met biocompatibility criteria needed to make implants and devices used in the skull and the hand. Medical grade PEEK filament is based on VESTAKEEP® i4 G resin supplied by speciality chemicals producer Evonik. VESTAKEEP® i4 G exhibits high biocompatibility, biostability, and x-ray transparency. The resin meets ISO 10993-1 recommendations “for permanent tissue/bone contact” and is compliant with the ASTM F2026 “Standard Specification for Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Polymers for Surgical Implant Applications.”
The technology can be applied to the manufacture of surgical tools that come in any contact with the patient and therefore require medical certification.
Medical Device Production
With medical grade PEEK and Apium M220 it is possible to revolutionize patient-specific PEEK implant and medical device production. The medical PEEK filament and M220 Series 3D Printers were produced in response to a growing customer demand for end-use, patient-specific medical devices. The new production technology means a reduction in lead times and the cost of implant manufacturing. By medical grade 3D printing, production can now be performed on site in hospitals rather than outsourcing to a larger manufacturer.
German 3D printer and high performance materials manufacturer Apium Additive Technologies has hit a new milestone in the processing of a PEEK material filament for medical applications. The company’s Medical PEEK 3D Printing, on the Apium M220 Series machine, has met...read more
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