TIMed CENTER Center for Technological Innovation in Medicine

Research Projects


Target: Development of governmentally accepted measuring methods for the assessment of 3D-printed implants.


Thanks to the progresses in 3D-printing with metals, synthetic materials and ceramics, it is possibly nowadays to produce small numbers of complex medical implants and surgical leads. At the same time, appropriate, fast and disruption-free measuring methods for criteria like surface properties, measures, shape, density or rupture strength are missing.

The project Metrology for Additively Manufactured Medical Implants (MetAMMI) is focused on developing methods that allow a better assessment of the quality of 3D-printed implants. Producers benefit from these guidelines, as they will be able to sell their products with certificates that are acknowledged by public authorities. This is expected to increase patients' trust in implants created by means of additive manufacturing.

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