Polymers are expected to play an integral role in the next wave of innovative 3D-printed implants. Orthopedic and spine companies are considering PEEK, PEKK and resorbable materials to design and 3D-print implants. This panel discussion brings together diverse perspectives — an OEM, materials company, machine company and researcher — to discuss the state and future of 3D-printed polymer implants. Why choose polymers over metals? What machines and materials are used to print implants? Which orthopedic applications are best suited for 3D-printed polymers? What advancements need to take place for broader adoption of the technology? These questions and more will be answered to help guide OEMs as they consider choosing polymers for their next 3D-printed implant.
● Understand the types of materials and printing technology used for 3D-printed polymer implants
● Learn which orthopedic applications are best suited for the technology
● Gain insight into the future of 3D-printed polymer implants