Essen, Germany-based Evokik said the powders have a broader range of customizable mechanical properties and degradation rates, allowing their use for more complex and tailored medical devices including orthopedic, dental, or soft tissue applications.
“These new powders will allow manufacturers to create personalized devices with complex internal designs that match a patient’s anatomy — this will open up new treatment options for patients,” Thomas Riermeier, head of Evonik’s Health Care business line, said in a news release.
Evonik also offers comprehensive selective laser sintering (SLS) application and printing service support for the new powder types.
The new polymer print powders build on the first-generation, free-flowing Resomer PrintPowder C 212 F. Launched in 2020, that powder is based on polycaprolactone and offers tight specifications and an optimized particle size distribution for SLS. The new range of polymers add polylactide or polydioxanone-based polymers into the portfolio for SLS printing.