NN, Inc. has completed the validation and production readiness certification of its additive manufacturing (DMLS) process technology for the medical device industry. The technology can reduce costs and lead-times while enhancing product performance, a company executive said.
Early implementers of the technology include firms that specialize in orthopedic instruments and implants, according to NN. As the technology continues to evolve, the company expects it will extend across the entire medical device industry, as well as into other end markets.
NN, a diversified industrial company, offers engineering and production services along with the design and manufacture of high-precision components and assemblies for a variety of global markets.
On the medical side, the company specializes in hospital and surgical equipment services, CT scanning equipment, X-ray tube assemblies, home care and rehabilitation accessories, and fitness equipment.
It is headquartered in Johnson City, TN and maintains 42 manufacturing plants in North America, Europe, South America and China.