Aug 02

Medical implant testing

X-ray microCT is nondestructive and therefore is used for testing produced parts for porosity or inclusions (defects) and sometimes for wall thickness or deviation from CAD design. All these types of analysis can be used to assess a part before implanting it into a patient. We provided this service for a recent implant patient who received an additive manufactured jawbone implant. This story once again shows the great advanced that are being made in additive manufacturing, and the combination with microCT technology is a great match. This story was aired on Carte Blanche, and can be watched here (which is not for sensitive viewers):

The images and analysis of this implant is shown here (also two videos):

Video downloads for CT analysis of this implant:

no defects found

implant wall thickness
rotation 2

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