In-house manufactured PEEK cranioplasty implants – initial experience from Skåne University Hospital

Point of care produced implants hold great promise to improve patient care. Skåne University Hospital has recently implanted the first 3D printed implants that have been designed and manufactured on site. As far as we know this is the first time in the world where the entire process from scanning, design, manufacture, and post-processing are performed solely at the point-of-care and by the hospital. In the first part of the presentation, we will present the initial experience including technical aspects and regulatory challenges. In the second part of the presentation, we will give a live demonstration of the patient-specific implant design process.

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3D printable optimized design for orthotic and prosthetic medical devices

Nowadays, the emergence of additive manufacturing made the high-quality manufacturing of structures with complex geometries feasible. In the field of Biomedical engineering, 3D printing techniques can be used to fabricate prosthetic and orthotic medical devices with high product quality, fast production speed, and minimized specialized manual labor.

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In-house manufactured PEEK cranioplasty implants – initial experience from Skåne University Hospital

Point of care produced implants hold great promise to improve patient care. Skåne University Hospital has recently implanted the first 3D printed implants that have been designed and manufactured on site. As far as we know this is the first time in the world where the entire process from scanning, design, manufacture, and post-processing are performed solely at the point-of-care and by the hospital.

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Design and evaluation of 3D printed instruments for eye surgery

Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques continue to evolve pushing the boundaries of what is possible to print. For example, a strong benefit of 3D printing is that complex shapes can be printed in advanced, integrated 3D layouts without the need for assembly. However, one of the main drawbacks of 3D printing is the limited manufacturing accuracy, making it difficult to create tight tolerances in miniature high precision applications.

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Design and evaluation of 3D printed instruments for eye surgery

Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques continue to evolve pushing the boundaries of what is possible to print. For example, a strong benefit of 3D printing is that complex shapes can be printed in advanced, integrated 3D layouts without the need for assembly. However, one of the main drawbacks of 3D printing is the limited manufacturing accuracy, making it difficult to create tight tolerances in miniature high precision applications.

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Integration of Personalization in Healthcare

How AI is enabling Personalization in Healthcare. A presentation by Diana Skopina, Medical 3D Point of Care Ambassador at Materialise Medical. She is motivated by the innovation within AM industry, direct impact of the medical software, anatomical modelling and surgical planning on the patient outcomes, personalization of the healthcare. Diana is genuinely passionate about what I do and I achieved it by creating a link between Life Sciences and 3d printing.

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Rational design for 3D printable spinal orthoses

Nowadays, we see 3D printing technologies emerging in the healthcare system through the generation of 3D Labs in hospitals that have been shown important to improve patient care. By giving physicians the autonomy to use 3D technologies, it allows them to design and deliver personalized solutions that, for critical cases, best fit the patient’s needs. However, it is still missing a way to deliver such solutions in an integrated and streamlined way.
This presentation will show you how do we, in the 3DMED project, developed a structured workflow to integrate digital 3D printing technologies applied to the design and manufacturing of scoliosis braces.

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