Manufacturing of resorbable implants by means of LPBF

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  • Resorbable implants, unlike permanent implants, offer the advantage that they dissolve in the body, thus avoiding long-term complications and revision surgery
  • Promising materials are bioresorbable metals (e.g. magnesium or zinc) and bioresorbable polymers (e.g. polylactide and polycaprolactone)
  • At Fraunhofer ILT, the additive manufacturing process Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) is being qualified to produce bioresorbable implants
  • LPBF manufacturing enables the production of complex scaffolds with interconnected pore structures that facilitate tissue ingrowth.
  • In addition, patient-specific implants with a perfect fit can be generated on the basis of medical image data (CT, MRT).



Fraunhofer ILT, Prof. Sebastian Bremen,, 0241/8906-537