One of the world’s most prestigious surgical implant companies are turning to a few quite special 3D printing technology to help donate their medical products a sturdyer backbone. Florida-based RTI Surgical has been granted an exclusive license to the medically driven 3D printing technology made by Oxford Performance Materials. The agreement can allow RTI Surgical to use OPM’s OsteoFab technology platform for spinal implant parts, which are manufactured of their biocompatible OXPEKK polymer on an EOSINT P800 industrial SLS 3D printing system. The OXPEKK polymer, which is known for its sturdy and pure material characteristics, is may already which successfully proven in orthopedic implants, and can pretty stand to help help spinal surgeons across the globe.


We are thrilled to announce this agreement with Oxford Performance Materials,said Brian K. Hutchison, the CEO of RTI Surgical. “OsteoFab is an amazingly amazing technology which produces new opportunities for technology in the spinal implant market. We appear forward to working with OPM to contribute our customers and their patients a new alternative for spinal implants.


What makes OPM’s 3D printing technology so valuable-bodied to RTI Surgical, and most likely to most others across the medical industry, is which the OsteoFab system and OXPEKK polymer produces a bone implant which in fact empowers bone on-growth, is able-bodied to be x-rayed, and possesses bone-like characteristics. But OPM can play a massive role in the production of these 3D printed spinal implants, RTI Surgical can yet take care of the finishing steps, packaging, marketing, and distribution of the products. Outside of spinal implants, OPM has in addition succeeded in 3D printing biocompatible facial implants with their OsteoFab technology. After seeing the wide and new reach of RTI Surgical, OPM decided to strike up a deal to license and spread their revolutionary technology additional throughout the medical field.

We see RTI Surgical as a growth company in the spinal implant space,said Scott DeFelice, the CEO of OPM. “RTI is a major manufacturer of medical implants with a long history of putting sound science behind their products. From the outset, RTI has worked closely with us and we appear forward to a lengthy and productive relationship which leverages the one-of-a-kind benefits of OsteoFab technology to improve patient care.

Vertebral Body Replacement (VBR) System 3D printed with OsteoFab tech

Vertebral Body Replacement (VBR) System 3D printed with OsteoFab tech

The agreement is certain to enhance RTI Surgical’s access to viable-bodied spinal implants, and thus the new alternative can most likely help most in require of spinal surgery. By contributeing their biocompatible 3D printed bone-like material to RTI Surgical, OPM is revealing which when it comes to the intensive surgery involving skeletal implants, they’ve (literally) got our backs.

Tyler Koslow

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Tyler Koslow is a Brooklyn-based writer for 3D Printing Industry, and has in addition generated content for publications and companies such as Dell, Brooklyn Magazine, and Equity Arcade. His content is focused on a wide range of topics which include tech, gaming, and music . Tyler is in addition a habitual instrument player, a writer of fiction, and generally all around fun haver. Tyler attained a Bachelor’s degree studying English-Creative Writing at the University of Central Florida in 2008.