Armadillo Additive, a Texas-based contract manufacturer, has commissioned its latest additive manufacturing facility designed specifically for the medical sector. Equipped with AddUp‘s FormUp 350 Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) technology, the machine sets new standards in precision medical device manufacturing. The machine is known for its large build volume, high efficiency and excellent surface quality, making it the ideal choice for production in the medical sector.
Specializing in grade 23 titanium, known for its optimal strength-to-weight ratio and excellent biocompatibility, enables Armadillo Additive to manufacture sophisticated medical devices. In addition, the facility offers capabilities for complex lattice structures that improve both structural integrity and material efficiency.
Armadillo Additive integrates comprehensive services such as laser marking, heat treatment and bead blasting to meet the demanding requirements of the medical device industry and offer complete solutions from a single source.
A key element of the new production line is the FormUp 350’s ability to produce spinal implants and other medical devices in high volumes with exceptional surface quality. This reduces the need for extensive post-processing.
“The FormUp 350 is a dream come true for us” says Armadillo Additive Director of Operations, Noah Smith. “It’s on the cutting edge from both a software and hardware perspective. The large build volume and quad laser system allow us to get production jobs done faster than the competition, while the roller recoater lets us push the design envelope to the next level.”
Armadillo Additive will be at this year’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco to showcase its latest products and manufacturing capabilities realized with the FormUp 350. The presentation will give interested parties the opportunity to learn more about its advanced manufacturing capabilities and potential for the medical sector.