Planning automation for sustainable manufacturing in mass personalization

A presentation by Pieter Slagmolen, Innovation Manager at Materialise.

Personalization is becoming increasingly important for medical devices, be it through the incorporation of predictive planning approaches or through patient-specific design of the devices with 3D printing.

To cope with this growing need, automation of the digital steps involved with personalization is a crucial element for a sustainable future. We’ll discuss strategies to achieve such automation, starting from a use case in x-ray based hip templating. We’ll extend it to the broader application of machine learning and 3D analysis in personalized medical devices.


Question 1: What drives you?
Applying innovative engineering to co-create personalized solutions for patients

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
I’m sure they wouldn’t want to miss the boat on preparing for a reality with more personalized approaches in medical device therapy

Question 3: What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
AI (Artificial Intelligence) for automation and predictive planning

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Cost reduction and smarter solutions for diagnostics and therapy.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Data integration and accessibility

About Materialise
Materialise Medical has pioneered many leading medical applications of 3D Printing and is enabling researchers, engineers, and clinicians to revolutionize innovative personalized treatment that helps improve and save lives. Discover our open and flexible platform of software and services which forms the foundation of certified Medical 3D Printing.

Software: Medical 3D Printing and image-based planning have completely revolutionized patient care. Materialise’s certified medical software enables you to bring patient treatment to the highest level.

Point of Care: Patient care personalization is increasingly becoming reality. This is driven by technological advancements such as 3D printing and advanced visualization techniques, which has been proven to assist clinicians develop tailored surgical approaches for patients.

Personalized Implants: If there is one thing that surgeons appreciate more than anything else, it is the predictability of the surgical outcome. Materialise implants bring you that level of confidence, so you can concentrate on executing operations that can completely change a patient’s life.

Personliazed Guides: 3D modeling has revolutionized surgical planning. Personalized surgical guides bring the benefits one step further to the actual operating room. They match the exact planned position and angle of interventions with the reality of the actual surgery. This leads to a better understanding of patient anatomy and means fewer resources are involved, notably time and costs. The predictability increases confidence in the OR, which increases the chances of a better patient outcome.

Pieter Slagmolen will speak at the conference.

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