An orthopaedic spine implant for proof of concept made from 3D Printing FibreTuff. The CNC Machining process will show a bone like appearance with no visible degradation of the cellulose fibers. The FibreTuff has a unique surface texture to accept novel hydroxyapatite coatings.
By 3D printing FibreTuff medical grade biomaterials into bar stock for machining purposes to manufacture bone like prototypes for implants such as TLIF, Spine cages one can achieve interesting performance. Lengths are limited to certain sizes and construction. For stl files to print bar stock contact email@example.com
Though 3D printing the bar stock made with FibreTuff, it was CNC milled, laser cut with push pin for proof of concept performed by medical company for evaluation.
This 3D printed anatomical calcaneus bone model made of FibreTuff with a laser sintering process can have bone like qualities such as good screw retention. The surgeon felt the printed bone resembled a 20 year old human bone.