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