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3D Printed Hip Implants: Now Cloud-Based!

3D Printing Industry reports manufacturing service provider LOGEEKs, located in Russia, has just recently announced “its digital manufacturing arm, LOGEEKs DM, has launched a new cloud platform dedicated to analyzing the manufacturability of a 3D model for 3D printing, as well as CNC machining.”

LOGEEKs DM’s CEO Igor Krasovsky explains: “we launched the LOGEEKs DM online platform to solve several tasks. We have created a platform, which in most cases, allows without the participation of specialists to agree on expectations (time, quality, cost) and stretch through production processes ‘digital thread’: from the customer ‘s request to the moment of shipment of the finished part.”

Additionally, the “company’s medical subsidiary, LOGEEKs Medical Systems (MS) has…announced the completion of two surgery operations using its customized 3D printed implants.” These operations involved LOGEEKs’ 3D printed hip implants.

Indeed, since the company’s inception all the way back in 2004, LOGEEKs has “helped produce over 1,000 successful projects in the field of mechanical engineering and instrumentation, consumer goods, and medicine.”

Among other subsidiaries of the company is LOGEEKs Design, which specializes “in industrial design and engineering; PROTOTYPSTER, a 3D printing service for the maker community, and LOGEEKs Consult, a consulting service provider for manufacturing enterprises.”

LOGEEKs DM’s “new cloud platform will allow users to generate instant prices and select production times for its various production technologies, including DMLS and SLS 3D printing, 3 and 5 axis CNC processing, and polyurethane molding. The cloud platform uses an analysis algorithm to give users feedback on the viability of producing their part. They will receive recommendations and warnings regarding their 3D model according to technological limitations.”

LOGEEKs MS’s surgeries used 3D printed implants “in conjunction with impaction bone grafting, a surgical procedure for repairing the acetabular (the cup-shaped socket of the hip joint). Bone grafting replaces missing bone in order to repair bone fractures that are extremely complex, pose a significant health risk to the patient, or fail to heal properly.”

Image and Quotes Courtesy of 3D Printing Industry and LOGEEKs

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