Previous Editions

The 3D Medtech printing Conference is part of the 3D Medical Printing Series organized and initiated by Jakajima. It all started in 2014, Click on the year to find out who spoke at the previous editions.

The 3D Medical Printing Series encompasses four online conferences during two weeks:


2021 | 2020 | 2019 Perugia, Italy | 2019 Maastricht, The Netherlands | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014


2021

Pieter HermansWelcome and Opening
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Pieter Hermans, Jakajima, Read more
Phill SmithPhil Smith, CEO, 4D Biomaterials, on "4D Biomaterials - so what's new?", Read more
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Koen WillemsenKoen Willemsen, MD / 3D Specialist / Coordinator 3D UMCU, UMC Utrecht, on 'How to implement 3D Printing in an Academic Hospital', Read more
Jason YuJason Yu, Assistant Manager, The Hospital Authority Community Rehabilitation Service Support Center (CRSSC), Hong Kong, on "Use of 3D printing in Rehab"
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Session powered by European Regional Development Fund titled: 3DMed - Bring the 3D Printing Technology Closer to Routine Clinical Applications
Cathy HeSession Moderator
Cathy Ye, Associate Professor, Director of Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing, University of Oxford, Read more
Amir ZadpoorAmir Zadpoor, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor, Chaired Professor of Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics, Delft University of Technology, on 'Introduction to the 3DMED: Development and streamlined integration of 3D printing technologies to enable advanced medical treatment and its widespread application'
Maria Cristiana Ferreira Da Costa, PhD, Ghent University, on "The revolution of additive manufacturing technology in scoliosis braces", Read more

Helda Pahlavani Helda Pahlavani, PhD Candidate, Delft University of Technology, on 'Design and additive manufacturing of devices for orthotics and prosthetics', Read more
Pieter SlagmolenPieter Slagmolen, Innovation Manager / Porfolio Manager Healthcare, Materialise, on "Planning automation for sustainable manufacturing in mass personalization", Read more
Sandra van VlierbergheSandra Van Vlierberghe, Professor (BOF-ZAP), Ghent University, on "Photo-crosslinkable polymer platform to serve medical applications", Read more
guido groetGuido Groet, Chief Strategy Officer, Luxexcel - 3D printed lenses, on "Prescription Smart Glasses, where Medical Devices and Smart Tech converge", Read more, Watch the interview
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Alessandro RicciAlessandro Ricci, Managing Director, 3DIFIC, on "Multi-timing segmentation for liver cancer treatment", Read more
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About this conference

The 3D MedTech printing market can be categorized as medical implants, surgical guides, surgical instruments, medical devices and hearing aids. The medical implant segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate among all applications in the coming years.

Medical Implants
Orthopaedic manufacturers are turning to 3D Printing to drive the long term change in the increased complexity of medical implant design and demand for tailor made patient-specific solutions, with all the benefits that can bring. These implants can promote patient recovery, as often it is the only alternative to amputation. Thin scaffolds that perfectly follow the contour of a bone or porous metal parts are easily manufacturable opening the door to many applications and designs that were not previously possible (including facial bones, radius and ulna).

Surgical guides
Surgical guides allow docters to physically handle and visualize the anatomical model that is specific to the patient about to undergo surgery. This enables the surgeon to get to know the patient’s exact anatomy from multiple angles and anticipate what to expect during the operation. In addition to increased accuracy, improved safety, time saving, the guide is also a tool to inform / explain the patient how the operation will take place.

Surgical instruments / Medical Devices
Surgical instruments, like forceps, hemostats, scalpel handles and clamps can be produced using 3D printers. Creating personalised surgical instruments offers many benefits. They facilitate faster and less traumatic procedures, increase a surgeon’s dexterity and support better surgery outcomes.

Hearing Aids / Glasses
Nowadays any Hearing Aid company uses 3D Printing for the creation of hearing aid shells and earpiecessince these can be digitally fitted to exact anatomical specifications (thanks to 3D scanning) and customized pieces can be mass-produced. Glasses (incl. Smart ones) can be personalised as well.