EBM for Orthopedic Implants – Additive Manufacturing #ab #production


CAD to Metal®Arcam AB®

EBM ® for Orthopedic Implants

– quality of life built with Additive Manufacturing

Worldwide we see a growing and aging population that leads a more active lifestyle. These demographic changes together with a constant development of new surgical techniques and new products are driving a steady growth of the orthopedic implant market. At the same time increasing competition and eroding margins push the orthopedic implant manufacturers to focus more on product differentiation and cost reduction.

Since many years the EBM technology is used for production of standard as well as custom orthopedic implants. The Arcam EBM technology allows implant industries to manufacture innovative products and at the same time reduce production costs and lead times.

Standard implants

The EBM technology is a cost-efficient production process for both press-fit and cemented implants. It is particularly cost-efficient for volume production of press-fit implants with advanced Trabecular Structures™. Solid and porous sections of the implant are built in the same process step, eliminating the need to apply for example plasma sprayed porous materials through expensive secondary processes.

Custom implants

The EBM technology offers a direct CAD to Metal process that allows production of patient-specific implants using data derived from Computer Tomography (CT ). The CT data is used to create an exact CAD model of the desired implant. This model is then used by the EBM machine to build the actual part.

Trabecular Structures

Develop and manufacture your own unique Trabecular Structures using the EBM technology. The EBM process opens up a completely new possibility to tailor and optimize your trabecular structure design – your trademark porous ”coating”.

Freedom in design is a powerful tool for Product Differentiation .

EBM Trabecular Structures may be optimized for improved primary fit and osseointegration by allowing you to tailor:

  • Pore geometry
  • Pore size
  • Relative density
  • Roughness

EBM in production

The Arcam EBM process is a cost-efficient and robust manufacturing technology for a wide range of implant types. There are a growing number of CE-certified and FDA-cleared implants produced with the Arcam EBM technology on the market.

Arcam AB, Headquarters

Additional Navigation


Posted In: NEWS

Tags: ,

Leave a Comment

Online Course: Film Appreciation 101 – CEU Certificate #online #film #classes,


Online Class: Film Appreciation

Course Description

‘Film Appreciation for Modern Audiences’ is intended as a journey through the world of film. It is a sampling of the thought and accumulated critical opinion that forms the basis of the modern stature of 100 years of film-making–as art or culturally important dramatic work.

If you love film, then this course will help you learn more about film analysis, film reviews and discussions, period genres and movements in film style, and more. It will provide you an informed opinion that will hopefully make your enjoyment of the film medium deeper.

This course may be useful for professionals who need to be informed and conversant about the film-industry; for the layman who wants to know as much as he/she can about the world of film for personal enjoyment; or for the student, hoping to become familiar with the ‘lay-of-the-land’ for film-criticism.

Lessons include discussions on the following:

  • How you can get real enjoyment from the films you watch, and why you should care
  • Early film-history
  • The process of film-making and how it relates to understanding the films you watch
  • A look at 100 years of film-styles, genres and movements
  • A discussion of film-psychology, and some fascinating aspects of the perception of films
  • A review of ‘films to watch’, taken in 20-year periods starting in 1900, and moving through 2007, featuring all the classics from each era
  • General ideas about film and art-theory as a consumer habit
  • Film composers to know
  • Film directors to know
  • How to get your twenty-dollar’s worth at the movie-theater
  • New ways to enjoy film and new audience technologies
  • And much more

Lesson 1: The Value of Film Viewing

This lesson asks the question, “Why do we enjoy watching movies?”

  • Lesson 2: Early Film History

    This lesson describes the evolution of filmmaking, the inventors, and early actors.

  • Lesson 3: The Filmmaking Process

    This lesson describes the different phases of the filmmaking process.

  • Lesson 4: 100 Years of Film Styles and Movements

    This lesson describes how technology, culture, and current events affect movie making.

  • Lesson 5: Film Psychology

    This lesson describes how writers and directors can get reactions from movie goers.

  • Lesson 6: Films To Watch:1900 — 1960

    This lesson explores the popular, classic, and well-made pictures of this era.

  • Lesson 7: Films to Watch 1960 — 2007

    With new technology, popular movies are changing. Here are some of the most popular.

  • Lesson 8: General Ideas on Art Theory as a Consumer Habit

    This lesson focuses on questions of art theory. What makes movies “art” or “classic?” What makes a picture “good” or “bad?”

  • Lesson 9: Film Composers to Know

    This lesson lists many of the most popular movie composers, and some of their greatest hits.

  • Lesson 10: Film Directors to Know

    This lesson lists influential film directors of the past and the present.

  • Lesson 11: How to Get Your Money’s Worth at the Movies

    This lesson examines how box office receipts are influenced by the reviews, and by consumer likes and dislikes.

  • Lesson 12: New Ways to Enjoy Film, Technology, and the Future

    This lesson examines some of the new technology available for watching movies.

  • Lesson 13: Personal Enrichment as a Film Audience Consumer

    This lesson provides insight into “reality” versus “big screen.”

  • Additional Course Information

    • Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
    • Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
    • Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
    • View and Share Your Certificate Online or Download/Print as PDF
    • Display Your Certificate on Your Resume and Promote Your Achievements Using Social Media

    Course Title: Film Appreciation

    Course Number: 7550484

    Languages: English – United States, Canada and other English speaking countries

    Course Type: General Education

    CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

    Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.

    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Describe the value of film viewing.
    • Know early film history.
    • Know the filmmaking process.
    • Define 100 years of film styles and movements.
    • Define film psychology.
    • Describe general ideas on art theory as a consumer habit.
    • Describe new ways to enjoy film, technology, and the future, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

    Student Testimonials

    • “I appreciate the availability and the comments made on my work.” — Carlos G.
    • “I liked the summaries of the different film, directors,and composers. Some of the aesthetic principles were interesting also.” — Linda B.

    Related Courses


    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Storage Solutions Ltd #storage #solutions,storage,solutions,solution,shelving #manufacture,pallet #racking #manufacturer,pallet #racking,shelving,zamba,spur,twinslot,long #span,longspan,rack,racking,linbin,linbins,swindon,oxfordshire,oxon,wiltshire,england,uk,archive,lintray,lockers,plastic #containers,bins,mezzanine


    Storage Solutions -The Catalogue

    www.Storage-Solutions.co.uk is a comprehensive online facilities management storage equipment catalogue covering all of the key products that you would expect with rapid delivery of shelving, indusrial trrucks and trolleys through to plastic containers used in manufacturing office or retail situations.

    We pride ourselves on being able to offer competitive quotes but if you have seen it cheaper or you are buying in bulk why not request a quotation and feel free to negotiate with us.


    Mobile Safety Steps

    Pallet Racking Spares

    Plastic Storage Containers

    Bott Workshop Equipment

    Warehouse Archive Fit-Out

    Since 1993 when Storage Solutions first opened it’s door the Projects Division has been key to our success and helped the business to expand rapidly in the early days

    Based on our expertise this is a consultative service where we aim to gain the best outcome for the client. This is not just getting the price right but making sure operating costs and long term costs are right for your business. Our expert team includes individuals with experience in manufacturing, warehousing and logistics management not just selling racking and shelving.

    We have designed and built facilities for many major blue chips adding value all the way through the process but no project is too small.

    Warehouse Design and Consultancy

    Shelving Equipment Manufacture

    In 2007 Storage Solutions embarked on a new venture taking over the Spur shelving factory in Great Torrington, Devon. This manufacturing facility had been one of the engines of the DIY shelving sector making everything from free standing shelving to hanging basket brackets. Soon after this acquisition the remains of the biggest competitor Nicholl Wood were also acquired consolidating the sector.

    Since taking over these facilities Storage Solutions has developed the product range to offer industrial, commercial and document shelving of the highest quality whilst retaining the DIY range. These products are available from distributors through out the country or through our projects division.

    Sub Contract Manufacturing

    Power Press Work – up to 75 tonne

    Light section and panel rolling

    Sheet metal work

    Light fabrication
    Warehousing and Fulfillment

    Two automatic high speed powder coating plants using low bake technology – window up to 2.4 x 1m.


    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    California Motion Picture and Television Production Credit #production #credit


    California Motion Picture and Television Production Credit

    On February 20, 2009, SB X3 15 was chaptered, creating a credit based on expenditures incurred for film and television productions, which will be allowable to offset California income, franchise or sales and use tax liabilities for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2011. This credit is referred to as the “old credit”. The amount of credit allocated for distribution was $100 million for each fiscal year starting July 1, 2009. The fiscal year for California is from July 1st to June 30th of the following year.

    Subsequently, AB 1839, chaptered on Sept. 18, 2014, expanded the credit. This credit is referred to as the “new credit.” The amount available for allocation was increased to $330 million starting fiscal year 2015/2016. The new bill is effective from taxable year beginning January 1, 2016, and will continue until fiscal year 2019/2020.

    To claim the credit, qualified taxpayers must first apply to the California Film Commission (CFC). CFC issues credit certificates (certificate) to qualified taxpayers who claim the credit in the taxable year CFC issues the certificate. Under limited circumstances, qualified taxpayers may assign or sell their credit.

    Once the credit certificates are issued by the CFC, taxpayers can use the old and the new credit at the same time to reduce their income, franchise, or sales and use tax liabilities. Taxpayers are required to report allocation, assignment, purchase, sale and application of credit against income/franchise tax with FTB or sales and use tax with the CA Board of Equalization on FTB Form 3541, California Motion Picture and Television Production Credit.

    FTB reporting requirements

    • File separate Form 3541 to report the old and new credits.
    • Provide the certificate numbers when reporting or using credits.
    • Use the name California Motion Picture and Television Production credit and the code 223 when reporting the use of the old credit (certificate numbers below 5000).
    • Use the name New California Motion Picture and Television Production credit and code 237 when reporting the use of the new credit (certificate numbers 5000 and above).


    Contact information


    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: ,

    Leave a Comment

    Master s in Film and Media Production #film #school, #ma #degree,


    Master’s in Film and Media Production

    Overview of our MA in Film and Media Production

    The Academy makes the accelerated schedule possible by creating an extended academic year, allowing students to complete three full-length semesters in one calendar year.

    New York Film Academy MA degree programs are offered only at our Los Angeles campus.

    Throughout the filmmaking MA program each student writes, shoots, directs, and edits eight films, and works on at least 20 more.


    The New York Film Academy Master of Arts (MA) in Film & Media Production is a three semester accelerated graduate program. Designed to educate aspiring content creators, it is a hands-on, total immersion, professional course of study. Each student will create eight of their own film media projects in an array of formats and genres. They will work in collaboration on their classmates’ projects on at least 20 more. The capstone of the MA Film and Media Production program is a written thesis paper exploring the ideas and themes that are studied during the course of the entire program. MA students will have opportunities to develop and deepen their thesis papers in the second semester of their studies in Thesis Development class, under the expert guidance of NYFA’s professionally active faculty. Students will then progress to finalize their thesis work in the third semester, in Thesis Review.

    Film and media production is constantly evolving in the 21st century — and so is the New York Film Academy’s filmmaking Master’s program. NYFA’s filmmaking MA program provides creative visual storytellers with the skills needed to thrive and succeed. The intensive curriculum challenges students, develops their skills, and prepares them for the new and evolving production world of today. Students will gain experience shooting their projects on the newest in HD, film, and digital equipment, from Canon 5D to Red Dragon, as well as classic film cameras like Panavision and Arriflex.


    MA Filmmaking students begin their immersion in film production through a series of intense classes in directing, screenwriting, cinematography, and editing. These classes support a number of short film productions that quickly put students’ skills into practice and assist them with developing proficiency in the overall production process. Each student will direct four short film/media projects in the first half of the semester.

    Students will also develop their leadership and collaborative skills through fulfilling the essential roles of Director of Photography, Assistant Camera Operator, and Gaffer (Lighting Technician) on the films of their classmates.

    Dialogue production is explored in depth in the second half of the semester while classes in directing, screenwriting, and editing continue. The final project of the semester is the digital dialogue film, which students will write, direct, and edit.

    Throughout the semester students are immersed in a course about the changing formats of media production in today’s entertainment marketplace. This course prepares them to undertake production of their thesis film in semester two either as a short film or as a new, still developing format, such as webisode, or content for mobile applications.

    The combination of these classes will prepare students for the second semester and production of their Thesis Projects.


    • Art, aesthetics, and technique of visual storytelling including directing, cinematography, and editing.
    • Fundamentals of film production and digital editing.
    • Survey and examination of contemporary media formats and distribution vehicles from a content creator’s perspective.
    • Fundamental training in acting and directing actors.
    • Immersion in screenwriting craft.
    • Develop an ability to collaborate with — and lead — a student film crew.


    • Write, direct, and edit four short film/media projects.
    • Crew as cinematographer, gaffer, and/or assistant camera on approximately 12 additional films.
    • Write a short film script with dialogue.
    • Write, direct and edit a dialogue film.
    • Successfully complete Production Lab exercise.


    The second semester of the Master of Arts in film and media production program challenges students to develop their craft artistically and technically, and to progress beyond their earlier achievements with the medium. Building upon the filmmaking foundations learned in the previous semester, students continue with their directing, screenwriting, cinematography, and editing classes.

    Film Production Lab Two, an intensive in the field production class, provides instruction in all of these areas through a series of “in the field” productions. The development of professional on-set conduct, leadership, and collaborative skills are also rigorously developed in this class.

    The branding and marketing required to make an entrance into the crowded contemporary media field is studied at length prior to production of the thesis project. This allows students time to acquire any provisions they need to successfully promote the project.

    The last film project of the filmmaking MA is the Final Film: a single production of up to 15 minutes in length, or multiple shorter media projects. It may be a short film intended for film festivals and distribution which incorporates all of the disciplines instructed throughout the semester, or a new format as studied in the Media and Society class. Current examples include webisodes, branded entertainment, short TV pilots, or commercials. The students’ ambitions and capabilities as evidenced in the thesis project are expected to increase from the first semester projects. Students will also expand their knowledge of production and collaborative abilities through acting as crew members on five of their classmates’ productions.

    Intensive classes in post-production assist the student not only with completing the final steps of the filmmaking process, but also with developing an ability to give and receive editorial and creative feedback on their project.


    • Advance in proficiency in the fields of directing, editing, and cinematography.
    • Develop an increased ability to produce short films at a higher level.
    • Advance in proficiency in collaboration and leadership skills.
    • Acquire a comprehension of branding and marketing as required to promote the thesis project.
    • Develop an ability to give and receive constructive editorial and creative feedback on a project.


    • Direct and edit a thesis project of up to 15 minutes in length (shot on 16mm film, 35mm film, or High Def).
    • Develop proficiency with the second semester equipment package.
    • Participate as a principle crew member in five fellow students’ films.
    • Direct or DP a Film Production Lab Two project.


    The thesis project will be presented in a movie theater for an invited audience. Students are responsible for inviting all guests. This public screening is not part of the formal evaluation process, but serves as a celebration of the students’ progress and achievements thus far.

    Course Descriptions


    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Ethanol: Pros ?>



    Positive Net Energy Balance – Corn-based ethanol has a positive net energy balance of 1.06btu per gallon for 1.00btu of energy used without ethanol by-product credits. With these credits, for things such as DDGS, corn-based ethanol has a positive net energy balance of 1.67btu per gallon for 1.00btu of energy used.

    Biodegradable – As ethanol is made with organic materials it is highly biodegradable making spills far less worrysome than petroleum spills. When spilled, 74% of ethanol is broken down within 5 days.

    Usable By-Products – The two chief by-products of corn-based ethanol are CO2 and DDGS, both of which are usable in other industries. The CO2 can be captured for use in the food and beverage industry. DDGS can be used for cattle feed or further crushed to extract corn oil, for food or biodiesel production uses.

    Most Infrastructure In-place – There are few changes that would need to be made to widely adopt ethanol. Most automobiles available in the U.S. are Flex Fuel capable and there are roughly 2,000 stations already serving E85. While most of these stations are lumped in the Midwest, they are increasing nationwide.


    Food vs. Fuel – 2.4 to 2.8 gallons of ethanol can be produced per bushel of corn. As a result, there has been massive media coverage over the use of food as fuel. While there are mountains of findings showing how the use of corn has increased food costs and equal amounts showing it does not, in the end food crops are being used as fuel, making corn-based ethanol inferior to cellulosic ethanol in this regard.

    Reduced MPG – Based on 2009 flex fuel vehicles, E85 miles per gallon is expected to be roughly 28.5% lower in the city and 26.5% lower on the highway. This means it takes 1.35 to 1.40 gallons of E85 to equal the mileage of 1.00 gallons of gasoline.

    Fuel Transportation – Ethanol absorbs water and is corrosive. which make it difficult to ship through existing pipelines from the Midwest of the U.S. where most production occurs. Remedies include shipping or building dedicated ethanol pipelines, however the most likely scenario seems to involve rail or road transport. The best scenario would be local ethanol plants, with the easiest way to accomplish this through continued development of cellulosic ethanol, where feedstocks are abundant everywhere as opposed to corn or sugar.

    Water Absorbtion – Ethanol absorbs water, which can contaminate it as a fuel and makes it more difficult to ship through pipelines. As a result, ethanol has a shorter shelf and tank life than gasoline.

    Fueling Locations – There are roughly 2,000 E85 fueling stations in the U.S. with the majority in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. A U.S. E85 fueling station map and locator can be found here.


    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment