University of Toronto

3D Metal Printing goes high-tech with the power of energy

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The University of Toronto invests in metal 3D printing research and infrastructure with precision and efficiency for energy deposition. Medical implants, such as hip or knee replacements, require materials that can withstand the stresses of the human body and integrate with the surrounding bone tissue.
It’s exciting to see researchers and engineers working to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Before, these implants could have been challenging to shape and customize using conventional manufacturing methods. Metal printing involves using a computer-aided design (CAD) program to create a 3D model of the implant, which is then printed layer by layer using a metal powder or wire that is melted and fused with a laser or electron beam.

In general, metal printing has the potential to revolutionize the field of medical implants by providing a more precise and customized approach to implant design and manufacturing.