3D Printing Photo Report
From titanium powder to a hip socket
Additive Manufacturing, AM in brief, is fascinating: As if by magic, complex workpieces grow in 3D printers: layer by layer by layer ... – without human intervention, as it may seem at first glance. But the technology is demanding and requires a lot of manual work with a sure touch, as a visit to the expert team at the Swiss m4m Center in Bettlach shows.
The Technology Transfer Center in Bettlach near Solothurn does not work for profit, but promotes 3D printing in the medical technology industry – with further training and innovative projects. The target group are Swiss SMEs that lack experience and equipment for this promising technology.
Opened in September 2020, the “Swiss m4m Center” has been certified since mid-April according to the ISO 13485:2016 standard for medical technology products. This step now allows professionals to manufacture real products with the production line they had previously installed and tested.
A virtual visit to the Swiss m4m Center
More information: www.swissm4m.ch and www.am-ttc.ch
Phone +41 58 765 44 54
Homepage of the Swiss m4m Center in Bettlach
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A jacket from a jacket from a jacket ...
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