Artificial joints are highly stressed but not lubricated friction surfaces. Friction and wear depend directly on the surface’s roughness, whose structure is decisive for a long-lasting application. 3D scanning is enabling manufacturers to make parts that perfectly fit the patient. It is becoming more and more common to manufacture implants, prosthesis for humans or even for animals, etc.
Most inspections conducted for quality purposes require components to be thoroughly examined for surface imperctions such as burrs and debris. For medical device components 100% inspection is necessary, making sure every product is sent out meeting every aspect of product specifications. From the inspection of stents, needles, catheters and ophthalmology instrumentation, 3D Profiler offers superior capability.