Project: Metrology for additively manufactured medical implants

The medical sector is set to benefit immensely from the rapidly expanding additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) industry, which has the capability to print a range of medical devices, such as prosthetics, dental implants and hearing aids, tailored to a specific patient. While medical devices are subject to strict safety requirements, additive manufacturing technology has advanced at a much faster pace than the available standards and quality controls. The high roughness, complex geometries, and internal structures of additively manufactured medical devices make acquiring accurate data for quality control challenging. This project will establish control methods, relevant to manufacturing and clinical practice, which would facilitate high-quality and mass production of a range of customised medical devices. These outputs will help enable the medical technology sector to benefit from this innovative manufacturing technique, an important step towards increased access to high-quality, low-cost medical devices across Europe.

Acronym 15HLT09 MetAMMI (Reference Number: 15HLT09)
Duration 01/06/2016 - 01/06/2019
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR CALL 2015

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Coordinator France
2 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Partner Germany
3 Dansk Fundamental Metrologi A/S Partner Denmark
4 National Standards Authority of Ireland Partner Ireland
5 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
6 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
7 Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö sr Partner Finland
8 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Partner France
9 Teknologisk Institut Partner Denmark
10 Danmarks Tekniske Universitet Partner Denmark
11 Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen - Nürnberg Partner Germany
12 FH OÖ Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH Partner Austria
13 Lithoz GmbH Partner Austria
14 Medicrea International Partner France
15 Stadtisches Klinikum Braunschweig gGmbH Partner Germany
16 The University of Nottingham Partner United Kingdom
17 BEGO Implant Systems GmbH & Co. KG Observer Germany
18 Praxis am Sande Observer Germany
19 Xilloc Medical BV Observer Netherlands