Design and additive manufacturing of devices for orthotics and prosthetics

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A presentation by Helda Pahlavani, Faculty of 3mE, Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology.

The patient-specific (PS) design of prosthetics and orthotics is a common approach to design various medical devices (e.g., transtibial sockets). Such PS designs are based on the patient’s anatomy obtained from different medical imaging modalities thus allowing for better fixation and improving the patient’s comforts and enabling successful rehabilitation.

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The revolution of additive manufacturing technology in scoliosis braces

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Additive manufacturing technologies have been revolutionizing the design and manufacturing of medical devices in particular by its ability for personalization and design freedom, that can bring great improvements for the design and manufacturing of scoliosis braces.

A presentation by Maria Cristiana Ferreira Da Costa, Postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University, Mechanics of Materials and Structures.

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Photo-crosslinkable polymer platform to serve medical applications

Sandra van Vlierberghe

presentation by Sandra Van Vlierberghe, Ghent University.

Biofabrication is a specific area within the field of tissue engineering which takes advantage of rapid manufacturing (RM) techniques to generate 3D structures which mimic the natural extracellular matrix (ECM). A popular material in this respect is gelatin, as it is a cost-effective collagen derivative, which is the major constituent of the natural ECM.

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3DMed – Bring the 3D Printing Technology Closer to Routine Clinical Applications

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3DMed is an ongoing multi-national project, financially supported by the European Regional Development Fund. In this short presentation, the background, main objectives and expected results will be introduced. It is intended to attract the interest of potential users, for example, hospitals, software houses, the medical device industry and other service providers, in the uptake of the 3D printing technology for advanced medical treatment to benefit a large patient population across Europe.

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4D Biomaterials – so what’s new?

Philip Smith

presentation by Philip Smith, CEO, 4D Biomaterials

4D Biomaterials is introducing a new class of 3D printing resin-inks for medical applications. In this first public presentation of the company’s technology, we will outline the unique properties of the materials including their biocompatibility, degradation/resorption behaviour and physical characteristics.

program: https://www.3dmedtechprintingconference.com/program/

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Prescription Smart Glasses, where Medical Devices and Smart Tech converge

Guido Groet

presentation by Guido Groet, Chief Strategy Officer, Luxexcel

Luxexcel has developed a unique technology to 3D print prescription lenses. This technology is currently being used to create traditional prescription lenses offering efficiency and eco friendliness. The next major breakthrough of 3D printing of lenses will be in Smart Prescription lenses for consumers where many major mobile device companies use the technology to create smart glasses where the smart devices are encapsulated in a prescription lens to make the complete Smart Glasses comparable to regular Prescription Eyewear.

program: https://www.3dmedtechprintingconference.com/program/

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