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PrinterPrezz installs two Desktop Metal binder jetting systems

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California-based PrinterPrezz has been on the move lately, first with the high-profile acquisition of Vertex Manufacturing and shortly thereafter with the inauguration of a new, larger HQ and Innovation Center in the Bay Area. Now the company is making the news again for installing two Dekstop Metal binder jetting systems, a Shop and a Production system.

It is likely that PrinterPrezz will begin implementing the metal binder jetting systems to develop medical applications, a core focus area for the company, which now has production facilities and innovation close to major Bay Area research hospitals, high-volume surgery centers and innovative medical device companies.

PrinterPrezz’s current assets include extensive design services and equipment for metal 3D printing of medical devices and instruments as well as polymeric materials programs. PrinterPrezz’s business model is to take medical device ideas and move them through complex hurdles in a short period of time, to bring innovations that once took years within short time frames of months, weeks, or even days.

PrinterPrezz installs two Desktop Metal binder jetting systems to develop medical applications, a core focus area for the Bay Area company
As a medical technology company, the goal is to address the needs of the spine device market by applying new technologies to the rest of the orthopedic industry. In general, open lattice structures enable up to 75% porosity encouraging nearby cell growth and osseointegration. With binder jetting it is possible to achieve even great geometric freedom. It will still take some time for the regulatory organizations in the USA, as well as in Europe and Asia, to approve materials and processes used in metal binder jetting for implants, however surgical tools and other non-implantable medical or dental applications may represent a more short term objective.

Gernally speaking, with AM, stiffness can be modified based on bone density to account for variation in skeletal bone structure increasing implant acceptance. Designs using more natural anatomical shapes can improve the distribution of force and avoid excess stress on any one part of the fusion site to facilitate recovery.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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