Following the approval of 3D printed hip implants by the Chinese FDA, Swedish manufacturer of EBM metal 3D printing machines, Arcam, has received an order for five Arcam Q10 systems from Beijing AK Medical to produce orthopaedic implants.
Beijing AK Medical is specialized in researching, developing, manufacturing and sale of artificial joint prosthesis and its complete set of surgical instruments.
“We are happy to present this order from Beijing AK Medical, a customer since long and a leading Chinese Implant manufacturer, driving the adaptation to Additive Manufacturing in China. This order also shows that the implant industry in China is now moving to volume production of medical implants with our EBM technology”, said Magnus René, CEO of Arcam.
“We are excited to move into volume production with the EBM technology. Having worked with Arcam since 2010 we are now ramping up our activities, following the recent approval by the CFDA”, said Mr Li Zhi Jiang, CEO of Beijing AK Medical.