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Process improvement of metal AM surface finishing for medical devices

The costs associated with the manufacture of AM Medical components has a very significant impact on the rate of AM technology integration. It is imperative that a more cost-effective method of mass surface finishing AM parts is created.


The challenge:

  • Create a sustainable surface finishing method for metal AM implants
  • Develop upon current expertise in Metal AM to reduce the cost and improve performance of surface finishing for metal AM
  • Investigation of drag finishing including plastic, ceramic & nut drag finishing
  • Investigation of robotics polishing as well as electropolishing and manual polishing