Marle Group teams with Renishaw to improve medical device manufacturing

Jefferey Metcalfe

As professional medical equipment become extra compact, intricate and discreet, healthcare product makers require the progressive technological know-how that will allow them to remain ahead and create higher quality and correct components.

Renishaw has collaborated with healthcare machine maker Marle Team to aid enhance its powder versatility for bespoke work and overall producing precision. 

Marle Group, started in 1964, specialises in the production of huge joints, this sort of as knee and hip, with a selection of forging, casting, milling and sprucing capabilities. The enterprise not too long ago obtained 3D printing business 3D Medlab, which specialises in additive manufacturing (AM) in the clinical sector. The advanced professional medical equipment that Marle 3D Medlab specialises in call for technological know-how, accurate and quick manufacturing abilities. Dimensions of distinct hip joints modify for each individual affected individual, so parts ought to be highly correct to comply with industry rules and in good shape the patient’s system the right way. 

Renishaw were contacted by Marle 3D Medlab in 2018, and just after consultation, it decided to put in the RenAM 500 in its facility. Marle 3D Medlab set up two machines, just one for investigation and growth between alone and Renishaw and a second for the consumer. This authorized Marle to coach and build procedures right before transferring them to the customer web page.

Immediately after effective integration of the initial two machines, Marle later on invested in the RenAM 500Q Flex, a four-laser variant of Renishaw’s existing RenAM 500 selection. The simplified, non-recirculating powder system allows companies in R&D, pre-output or services bureau environments to simply alter in between materials, with no compromising on component quality or make potential.

“The special adaptability of the RenAM 500Q Flex with the AMPM module will allow 3D Medlab to use the laser in Pulsed and Continious mode and easily manner and simply swap between large price titanium grades, such as Ti6AI4V and Titanium-Tantal alloy,” mentioned Chris Dimery, Product sales Manager at Renishaw. 

Dimery extra: “The additional overall flexibility permits 3D Medlab to rapidly adapt its batches to the specific necessities of its healthcare consumers. It can in shape a number of bespoke elements on 1 build plate, raising productiveness and precision, compared to casting and machining procedures.”

Gael Volpi, Head of Additive Producing at Marle Team mentioned: “Marle 3D Medlab has been supported by Renishaw Uk and Spain all through the full set up, schooling and day-to-working day operating course of action.”

Continuing, Volpi explained: “In the future, we will carry on to target on acquiring new merchandise, processes and validation methods with AM procedures as we grow into a new market.”


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