Manufacturing Explorers: Season 1, Episode 3 | Tangible Solutions
What began in a garage as a small service bureau has become a 25,000-sq. ft. facility for a contract manufacturer of 3D printed titanium orthopedic implants. Beginning with metal powder, layer by layer, from prototype to production, titanium orthopedic implants take shape at Tangible Solutions. Specializing in additive manufacturing for the healthcare industry evolved organically to include 3D printed spinal implants and the design, proof and production of orthopedic devices — roughly 30 different products in all. The possibilities are fascinating from an engineer’s perspective — change the material volume by less than 5%, and you can increase the “springy-ness” of the device by 50%. Voila, optimization achieved! Here’s how it happens.