Webinar: Investigating An Essentially Cobalt- and Nickel-Free Alloy For Patient Sensitivities and Changing Regulation

14 Sep, 2020


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Wednesday, September 30
th, 2020, 1:00 PM (EDT) 


Title: Investigating An Essentially Cobalt- and Nickel-Free Alloy For Patient Sensitivities and Changing Regulation

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

1:00 PM EDT

30 minutes

Nickel sensitivity in the United States is estimated at 12% by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), and exposure to nickel ions released from the normal wear of medical implants can lead to adverse side effects. BioDur 108 is an FDA approved, essentially nickel- and cobalt-free alternative to other stainless steel options and is currently used for several medical applications such as implantable orthopedic devices, high-strength surgical instrumentation and orthodontic devices. Typically, devices and instruments are produced via subtractive manufacturing which include processes like cold-working the raw material to achieve improved mechanical strength in a finished component.

In this webinar:
  • Carpenter Additive will discuss the latest developments on BioDur 108 additive manufacturing with a focus on powder chemistry and 3D printed components on a Laser Powder Bed Fusion machine. Our preliminary results showcase the realization of cold work properties in a 3D printed component.

Dr. Gaurav Lalwani-Global Medical Applications Development Engineer, Carpenter Technology: Gaurav manages the technology portfolio and new product development strategy for the medical business unit. He is currently engaged in the development of novel wrought and additive solutions for the medical device industry. With a MS and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Stony Brook University with a focus on materials science, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, Dr. Lalwani was the co-founder of Millennial Material & Devices and Vice President of Research for Theragnostic Technologies Inc.— seed stage biomedical startups. He is an active member of ASTM, MRS, BMES, ECS and other societies and holds a keen interest in promoting inclusive education and food safety by supporting and advising organizations focused on social entrepreneurship.

Dr. Ronald Aman- Additive Manufacturing Technology Center Manager, Carpenter Technology: Ron is currently the manager of the Additive Manufacturing Technology Center in Reading, PA where his team is responsible for early stage AM materials and process innovations for Carpenter Additive. Ron has been involved in metal additive manufacturing since 2005 with expertise in EBM, L-PBF, DED and binderjet processes and has multiple technical and applications-focused publications. Before joining Carpenter, Ron was a senior engineer at EWI and previously held faculty positions at Rochester Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University where he focused on metal additive manufacturing.

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