HiResEBM


HiResEBM

HiResEBM is a partnership between EU SMEs and RTD providers with the aim of developing an electron beam melting (EBM) additive manufacturing process to enable the fabrication of high resolution medical implants with optimised porous structures directly from metal powder. Currently the design of some medical implants with porous structures is limited by production technologies not being able to implement complex 3D structures with high enough resolution of the porous structure.

These complex structures are used to improve the initial fixation strength and the long term osteointegration properties of implants which lead to better quality of life for the patients. However, many patients undergo revision surgery within five years of receiving the original implant.