Additive Manufacturing: Overcoming Fatigue Strength Hurdles in Orthopedic Implants

When:

Wednesday, June 15 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Where:

Tech Center

Level:

Intermediate

Advanced

Participant Type:

Product Development, Manufacturing, Quality/Regulatory


Additive Manufacturing: Overcoming Fatigue Strength Hurdles in Orthopedic Implants

Orthopedics has experienced a proliferation of additive manufactured implants in recent years. Additive manufacturing has primarily been used for hip cups and spine devices. But why not other implants like hip stems and screws? We bring together multiple perspectives to discuss fatigue strength challenges that orthopedic companies face in expanding their use of additive manufacturing. This is a rapid-fire session. Speakers will give short presentations, describing their work with additive manufacturing today and their thoughts on how fatigue strength relates to future applications. The presentations will be followed by a group discussion.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand primary fatigue strength concerns with additive manufactured implants

  • Learn how companies are handling these concerns in their product development initiatives

  • Receive insight into future additive manufactured orthopedic applications


Moderator

Mukesh Kumar

Global Technology Director,

Lincotek Medical

Panelist

Lisa Ferrara

Technical Director,

Element Materials Technology

John Bohenick

Research, Development and Engineering Manager,

Osseus Fusion Systems

Ryan Kircher

Senior Additive Manufacturing Engineer,

rms Company