Orthopedic device giant Stryker uses additive manufacturing to make porous geometries that wouldn’t otherwise be possible
3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, provides the ability to create new products and designs that are incredibly complex and hard to machine. For 20 years, Stryker has been on a journey to use additive manufacturing specifically to produce complex orthopedic implants. As a result, the company has made great strides when it comes to the way that orthopedic implants are designed and produced.
On a recent episode of our DeviceTalks Tuesdays webinar — sponsored by GE Additive, Foster, and Siemens — Stryker executive Naomi Murray detailed the company’s two-decade additive manufacturing journey. Murray, the company’s director of advanced operations for additive technology, described how innovations utilizing 3D printing make healthcare better.