By: Hospital Donostia San Sebastian & OBL, 2011
Material: Titanium / Epoxy
Technology: Selective Laser Melting / Stereolithography
Manufactured by: Materialise /OBL

Patient-specific 3D-printed skull implants provide excellent support to restore a patient’s anatomy after a disease or an accident. These implants are designed with a microstructure that facilitates natural bone growth, deals with temperature changes and is impact resistant.

Established in 1996 in Paris, France, Materialise’s daughter company OBL is a manufacturer of implants for maxillofacial surgery, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery. Relying on a high level of technical know-how and many years of experience in the development of osteosynthesis devices and Additive Manufacturing techniques, OBL has developed a profound scientific base. Since 2005, OBL has developed this specialization by investing significantly in the search for customized solutions that are in harmony with the morphology and physiology of each individual patient.