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Implant development

Developing and testing medical implants by producing complex components from all manner of different materials using additive manufacturing.

The research group has access to outstanding infrastructure and has expertise in developing and testing medical implants, particularly bone replacement materials. Its key competency is producing complex components from polymers, ceramics, titanium and shape-memory alloys in small batches by means of additive manufacturing. Functional implant materials and surfaces, e.g. with antibacterial properties, are also developed and studied.

A wide range of testing options are available for development and testing tasks. We work on applied research and development projects and conduct contract research in partnership with companies of any size in the medical technology industry (implant manufacturers, production machine manufacturers, suppliers, suppliers of raw materials) as well as with large university clinics.

Specialist topics

  • Bioprinting
  • Functional materials and surfaces
  • Implant design and production with additive manufacturing processes


Medical Rapid Prototyping

Virtual operation planning – intraoperative template.

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Rapid Prototyping RP-Rapid Manufacturing RM

Support in the development of your product.

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Reverse Engineering

Creation of a CAD data presentation based on measured point.

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3D digitisation

Digital 3D acquisition of real object.

to 3D digitisation

Preoperative planning model

Segmentation of medical image data — Rapid prototypin.

to Preoperative planning model

Surface Desig

Materialographic structure and surface analysis.

to Surface Desig

Static and dynamic mechanical testing

Endurance test and failure analysis.

to Static and dynamic mechanical testing

Institute for Medical Engineering and Medical Informatics

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Medical Engineering and Medical Informatics Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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