The Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) will present how laser-based technologies can contribute to the laboratory of the future at the LABVOLUTION in Hannover in Hall 9, Stand E67/09, from October 6th to 8th, 2015. As a part of the model lab smartLAB, the LZH is showing how additive manufacturing, better known as 3-D printing, can make experimental setups more flexible.
Twelve partners from science and industry are presenting an intelligent and innovative model lab at the special display smartLAB. A part of this intelligent lab are flexible and quickly adaptable experimental setups.
This is made possible by using lab materials which are suitable for additive manufacturing. As an example, in the model lab smartLAB the LZH is showing a stirrer made using laser additive manufacturing. The stirrer combines two stirrer geometries, and is made of completely molten stainless steel, making it both bioinert and stable.
A short step from the idea to the finished product
„Laser additive production is excellent for manufacturing stable, individual components made of metal,“ says Yvonne Wessarges, scientist in the Surface Technology Group at the LZH. “It is just a short step from the idea to the finished product. Accordingly, this process is great for trying out new approaches.”
Individual, intelligent implants
At the LZH, this process is being used, among other things, for the development of intelligent implants. The scientists are working on actuators made of shape memory alloys for use in cochlea implants. These should help the surgeon to insert the implant by self-adapting their shape.
Another research area is the temporary replacement of bones. Patient-specific implants made of magnesium should firstly help support the tissue, and also serve as a sort of scaffolding for the bone cells. During the healing process, the implant slowly dissolves, making a second operation unnecessary.
Dr. Nadine Tinne | Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
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