I3DMFGI3DMFG

3D Printing Services For The Medical Industry

i3DMFG 3D Printing For Medical Industry

3D printing using DMLS medical grade stainless steel and titanium allows the medical community to tailor its products to patient scans, incorporate lattice design structures that encourage bone and tissue growth for improved implant rejection rates, and use freeform design that cannot be traditionally machined but conforms better with the human body. Customization and small batch production are cost-efficient using 3D manufacturing. Rapid prototyping and quick turn production allow medical suppliers and designers to service physicians and hospitals with flexible JIT delivery and responsive lead times.

Dental Implants

DMLS can amass multiple customized files on a single build plate without expensive tooling or set-up costs. With printed tolerances of +/- 0.0002 and the ability to print micro-channels and anatomical shapes, 3D printing revolutionizes the cost-effective production of complex, custom dental implants that are otherwise too costly or physically impossible to traditionally manufacture. i3D MFG owns North America’s first EOS M290 DMLS 3D printing machine.

With the latest, highest quality equipment, i3D MFG is able to achieve densities at nearly 100%. As an official Material Process Applications (MAP) for EOS, i3D MFG has access to full parameter sets for our machines and is first to adopt all upgrades and improvement to ensure excellence in DMLS production quality. Lattice and honeycomb designs specially tailored for optimal osteoconductive behavior and minimal implant rejection give suppliers and dental professionals the tools to offer the highest quality care to patients.

Medical Device

DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) erases traditional design-for-manufacture constraints. Organic shapes, anatomically driven design, micro-channels, conformal channels, and micro-parts are all cost-effective and possible with 3D metal manufacturing. 3D models drive the printer to fuse micro-layers of medical grade titanium or stainless steel together in 20 to 40 micron layers until thousands of fused layers create a fully functional, production part. With densities approaching 100%, any traditional post-process finish is possible. Printed held tolerances up to +/- 0.002 enable precise design manufacturing with the option to add material and post process to even tighter tolerances but from a much closer starting point than typically seen in traditional machine or cast parts, thereby reducing costly hand-finish costs.

Surgical Implants & Devices                                     

DMLS can amass multiple customized files on a single build plate without expensive tooling or set-up costs. With printed tolerances of +/- 0.0002 and the ability to print micro-channels and anatomical shapes, 3D printing revolutionizes the cost-effective production of complex, custom medical implants and specialized surgical devices that are otherwise too costly or physically impossible to traditionally manufacture.

i3D MFG owns North America’s first EOS M290 DMLS 3D printing machine. With the latest, highest quality equipment, i3D MFG is able to achieve densities at nearly 100%. As an official Material Process Applications (MAP) for EOS, i3D MFG has access to full parameter sets for our machines and is first to adopt all upgrades and improvement to ensure excellence in DMLS production quality. Lattice and honeycomb designs specially tailored for optimal tissue growth, osteoconductive behavior and minimal implant rejection offers surgeons and hospitals the ability to design and manufacturing superior patient care products and tools.

DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) erases traditional design-for-manufacture constraints. Organic shapes, anatomically driven design, micro-channels, conformal channels, and micro-parts are all cost-effective and possible with 3D metal manufacturing. 3D models drive the printer to fuse micro-layers of medical grade titanium or stainless steel together in 20 to 40 micron layers until thousands of fused layers create a fully functional, production part. With densities approaching 100%, any traditional post-process finish is possible.

Metals We Print

i3D MFG™ offers one of the largest selections of DMLS standard metal powders in the U.S. We are one of the few 3D manufacturers specializing in Titanium and Inconel and are the EOS North America MPA (Material Process Applications) partner specializing in custom metal powder applications. Our engineers are experts in Design-for-3D strategies, enabling our customers to realize significant competitive advantages in design and proprietary advancements.

Visit Our DMLS Library

Aluminum (Al)

AlSi12 is our most common DMLS Aluminum powder and is perfect for projects with good thermal and low weight considerations.  It is an optimal metal for parts with thin walls and complex geometries.

Titanium (Ti)

Ti64 is the standard DMLS powder which is well suited for Medical, Aerospace, Firearms, Energy and Automotive projects requiring corrosion resistance, strength, weight reduction and biocompatibility.

Stainless Steels

PH1 is a medical grade, sterilisable, corrosion resistant steel. It is primarily used in Medical, Firearms, Energy and Automotive applications. After heat treatment, PH1 hardens to 40-45 HRC. Our stainless steel equivalents include 15-5, 17-4, and .316. Parts made from EOS StainlessSteel PH1 can be machined, spark-eroded, welded, micro shot-peened, polished and coated if required.

Maraging Steel

Our maraging steel powder has excellent strength and mechanical properties. MS1 is a pre-alloyed, ultra high strength steel powder most commonly used for tooling applications. Its chemical composition corresponds to U.S. 18% Ni Maraging 300, European 1.2709 and German X3NiCoMoTi 18-9-5. After heat treatment, MS1 typically has a 50-53 HRC.

Inconel (IN718)

IN718 is a DMLS nickel; A Chromium alloy with superior heat resistance and typical heat treatment hardness of 40-47 HRC (370-450HB).  Rocket, space, aerospace, firearms, energy, and automotive industries rely on Inconel.

Custom Powders

i3D MFG™ is the market leader is DMLS powder development. In addition to our established metallurgical partnerships, i3D™ is the first North American EOS Material Process Application (MPA) Development Partner, giving us access to the latest DMLS machine parameter sets and enabling i3D™ to develop highly specialized powder applications for aerospace, rocket, automotive, and casting customers.

Got A Question? We Are Here To Help!

  • 3525 Crates Way, The Dalles, OR, 97058
  • 541.588.0986
  • ccooper@i3dmfg.com