Arcam launches new EBM system for industrial production of orthopaedic implants

March 5, 2013

Arcam AB has announced the introduction of a new electron beam melting (EBM) machine designed specifically for the Additive Manufacturing of orthopaedic implants.

Arcam_q10_machine

The new Arcam Q10 EBM machine  

The new Arcam Q10 has been developed in close collaboration with leading medical implant manufacturers and is designed to meet the implant industry’s need for ease of use, productivity, accuracy and quality assurance. Arcam Q10 replaces the company’s Arcam A1.

The orthopaedic market is one of Arcam’s two main markets, the other being the aerospace industry.

EBM technology has been used for implant production since 2007, and more than 30,000 EBM manufactured orthopaedic devices have been implanted worldwide. The market share of EBM manufactured implants is growing steadily.

arcam_skull

Lattice skull implant manufactured with Arcam EPM

The Arcam Q10 includes several new features for industrial volume production, including increased productivity, higher resolution, and Arcam LayerQam™, a new camera based monitoring system for continuous quality assurance.

www.arcam.com 

 

 

 

 

 

In the latest issue of PM Review…

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Burgess-Norton and Amsted Automotive: How a legacy automotive supplier is growing with, not despite, electrification
  • Meeting sustainability demands in PM: High-temperature sintering of nickel- and copper-free powder mixtures for low alloyed PM parts
  • World PM2022: An overview of the status and trends in the global PM industry
  • A novel approach for the production of metal powders with tailored chemical compositions: Amazemet’s rePowder
  • Productivity, flexibility, reliability: SACMI’s new press technologies for the changing PM industry
  • Understanding the thermal properties of metal powders: Characterisation of powders using the Hot Disk technique
  • World PM2022: Views on the potential of Field Assisted Sintering for advanced materials

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

From the industry…

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

 

Browse the archive

 

Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
Download PDF
Share via
Copy link