Medidur - The material for additive manufacturing in medical technology

Whether implants, dental prostheses, orthoses or prostheses - additive manufacturing is essential for medical technology. The newly developed material Medidur is an austenitic, patent-pending steel powder for additive manufacturing. The use of manganese eliminates the need for nickel. The material is non-magnetic, corrosion resistant and offers high strength, which is particularly advantageous for medical applications. In addition, employees and patients are not exposed to nickel.

The advantages of Medidur® at a glance

  • Good processability using LPBF. The typical processing parameters of 316L can be used.
  • Medidur® is manufactured without the alloying element nickel. As a result, the safety requirements during processing of the powder are significantly reduced. 
  • By eliminating the element nickel, Medidur® can be used for medical purposes. 
  • Significantly increased yield strength, tensile strength and hardness compared to typical austenitic steels (e.g. 316L). 
  • A high PREN (Pitting Resistance Equivalent Number) rating of 36 (316L = 28) and therefore very good corrosion resistance. 
  • High tendency to work hardening. 
  • The properties of Medidur® in combination with our production according to DIN EN ISO 13485 (quality management for medical products) make Medidur the first choice for applications in medical technology.


Andreas Mohr
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