Metrology for additively manufactured medical implants

Project: EU project

Project Details


Establishing reliability for additively manufactured medical devices.

Additive manufacturing (AM) is an effective way to produce customised medical devices. However, more evidence of reliability and safety of such devices are needed.

Project qualifies AM devices and patient specific guides and implants and thus provides a basis for a safe and cost efficient use of AM products.

VTT MIKES fabricates medical implants, standard artefacts, and guides and characterises their outer geometry and surface characteristics by using high accuracy CMM.

Call 2015: Metrology for Health

This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Effective start/end date1/06/1631/05/19

Collaborative partners

  • Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE) (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing Berlin (BAM) (Project partner)
  • Danish National Metrology Institute (DFM) (Project partner)
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (Project partner)
  • NSAI National Metrology Laboratory (NML) (Project partner)
  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (Project partner)
  • Aalto University (Project partner)
  • Danish Technological Institute (DTI) (Project partner)
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Project partner)
  • French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) (Project partner)
  • Lithoz GmbH (Project partner)
  • Medicrea International SA (Project partner)
  • Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig gGmbH (Project partner)
  • FH OÖ Forschungs und Entwicklungs GmbH (Project partner)
  • University of Nottingham (Project partner)
  • BEGO Implant Systems GmbH & Co. KG (Project partner)
  • Praxis Am Sande MVZ GmbH (Project partner)
  • Xilloc Medical B.V. (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • Additive manufacturing (AM)
  • medical implants
  • standard artefact