Additive manufacturing a novel titanium dental implant abutment – Presented by Les Kalman, Research Driven

Les Kalman

Additive manufacturing a novel titanium dental implant abutment – Presented by Les Kalman, Research Driven at the 3D Medical Printing Conference, which will take place on 30-31 January 2019 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Dental implants are an important elective option for the replacement of a missing tooth or teeth. The abutment acts as an interface between the implant and artificial tooth/teeth. A novel dental implant abutment, that provides a simple, efficient and inexpensive alternative for tooth fabrication, has been developed, patented and termed Tempcap.

The initial (traditional) prototype was fabricated by laser welding components but resulted in a weak structure with excessive variability in design. Manufacturing through conventional machining proved too costly and complicated. Additive manufacturing was investigated as an alternative to fabrication. The prototype was digitized and refined through CAD and initially printed in Duraform 316L stainless steel. The prototypes were qualitatively assessed for functionality by implant threading and successful simulated fabrication of an artificial tooth in a laboratory setting.

Based on the final optimized design, Tempcaps were 3D printed in dental-grade Titanium (Ti-6Al-4V) (ADEISS, London, ON). Complimentary to the 3D printing process, all Tempcaps underwent post-processing, which included final thread tapping for pronounced thread geometries, heat treatment for relieving thermal stresses and strengthening, and bead blasting for a smoother finish.

The final research objectives are: (1) to compare the maximum torques experienced during insertion of conventional and 3D printed Tempcaps into dental implants and (2) to assess the mechanical strength of the retentive pin projections under compression.

Results will be obtained this summer. The research will provide the necessary results required to verify and validate the 3D printed Tempcap for a clinical assessment. Continue reading “Additive manufacturing a novel titanium dental implant abutment – Presented by Les Kalman, Research Driven”

Smart Material Applications in Dentistry – Presented by Sherif Kandil, K Line

sherif kandil

Smart Material Applications in Dentistry – Presented by Sherif Kandil, K Line at the 3D Medical Printing Conference, which will take place on 30-31 January 2019 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The greatest scientific discovery of humanity was the discovery of knowledge. Once humans realized how little they knew about the world, they suddenly had a very good reason to seek new knowledge, which opened up the scientific road to progress.”

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Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues – Presented by Carmelo De Maria, University of Pisa

Carmelo De Maria

Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues – Presented by Carmelo De Maria, University of Pisa, at 3D Medical Printing Conference, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The presentation will describe the recent advances in bioprinting technologies to engineer 3D in vitro tissues and organs by controlling spatial heterogeneity of chemical and physical properties of scaffolds and, at the same time, the cellular composition and spatial arrangement. Continue reading “Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues – Presented by Carmelo De Maria, University of Pisa”

Nils Broeckx, Dewallens & Partners, will speak at the 3D Medical Printing Conference

Nils Broeckx

Nils Broeckx, Dewallens & Partners, will speak at the 3D Medical Printing Conference, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

About Nils Broeckx
Nils Broeckx studied law at the UAntwerpen (University of Antwerp) (2010 magna cum laude). In 2016 he obtained a doctoral degree at the UAntwerpen with a thesis headed “Orgaantransplantatie. Een juridische analyse”(Organ transplantation. A legal analysis) at the same university. This doctoral thesis was awarded the biennial Scientific Prize for Health Law André Prims.

Since 2016 Nils has joined Dewallens & partners law firm. Nils has a broad interest in health law and has expertise in the legal framework of bodily material and medical devices, in data protection and in medical liability.

Since June 2016 Nils is a member of the ethics committee of AZ Klina in Brasschaat. Since October 2017 Nils is visiting professor at the Antwerp Liability Law and Insurance Chair (UAntwerpen). Continue reading “Nils Broeckx, Dewallens & Partners, will speak at the 3D Medical Printing Conference”

Application of 3D Printing Technology in Dosage Form Design and Drug Delivery – Presented by Xiaoling Li, Triastek

Xiaoling Li

Application of 3D Printing Technology in Dosage Form Design and Drug Delivery – Presented by Xiaoling Li, Triastek, at the 3D Medical Printing Conference, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview

Drug delivery systems with sophisticated architectures can be created with 3D printing technology. Triastek, Inc. designed and built the fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers with multiple printer heads to create the complex pharmaceutical dosage forms. The unique architecture of tablet dosage form is created with one or more compartments. These compartments serve different functions, such as, reservoir and density modulation. The 3D printed tablets can modulate the release of active ingredients at a predetermined time, mode, and rate to achieve desired therapeutic outcomes. Mixing and/or matching the release characteristics provide a unique solution to various unmet clinical needs and therapeutic regimens. Continue reading “Application of 3D Printing Technology in Dosage Form Design and Drug Delivery – Presented by Xiaoling Li, Triastek”

Active smart wearable orthotics for therapy (ARTHE) – Presented by Stijn Bukenbergs, Thomas More

Stijn Bukenbergs

Active smart wearable orthotics for therapy (ARTHE) – Presented by Stijn Bukenbergs, Thomas More, at the 3D Medical Conference 2018, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview

The ARTHE, a 3D printed motorized prototype of an assistive elbow brace, is developed as an aid for rehabilitation of muscle deficiencies in the upper limb (e.g. after CVA). The ARTHE assists the patient by measuring the voluntary movement and restores this to the full range of motion (ROM). The movement of the affected limb will be activated by triggering the force sensitive resistors or the electromyography (EMG) sensors. The functionality and usability of the ARTHE was successfully tested on 10 healthy subjects and 3 CVA patients(MAS score under 2, medical research council score between 1 to 5). Continue reading “Active smart wearable orthotics for therapy (ARTHE) – Presented by Stijn Bukenbergs, Thomas More”

Printing what? Ethical challenges of 3D bioprinting – Presented by Saskia Nagel, University of Twente/ RWTH Aachen

Saskia Nagel

Printing what? Ethical challenges of 3D bioprinting – Presented by Saskia Nagel, University of Twente/ RWTH Aachen, at the 3D Medical Conference 2018 , which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

3D bioprinting opens a fascinating field for research and applications.

The presentation will explore the ethical promises and challenges of 3D medical printing and focus on the key values at stake. It will discuss how existent and emerging technologies can not only radically transform the use of medical devices and products, but also how they challenge our understanding of what is natural, human, and ultimately desirable in health care. The presentation will end with suggesting ways towards morally responsible research and innovation and open questions to explore. Continue reading “Printing what? Ethical challenges of 3D bioprinting – Presented by Saskia Nagel, University of Twente/ RWTH Aachen”

Human Tissues on Demand with Next Generation 3D Bioprinting – Presented by Tamer Mohamed, Aspect Biosystems

Tamer Mohamed

Human Tissues on Demand with Next Generation 3D Bioprinting – Presented by Tamer Mohamed, Aspect Biosystems at the 3D Medical Conference, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Bioprinting holds the potential to enable the biofabrication of personalized organs, thus addressing the massive problem of organ waitlists and rejection. By initially focusing on “low-hanging fruit” applications of bioprinting, building off of “early-wins,” and collaborating with researchers and industry, we can make a realistic impact today and propel the ecosystem into the future. Continue reading “Human Tissues on Demand with Next Generation 3D Bioprinting – Presented by Tamer Mohamed, Aspect Biosystems”

Harry Kleijnen, Additive Industries, will speak at the 3D Medical Conference 2018

Harry Kleijnen

Harry Kleijnen, Additive Industries, will speak at the 3D Medical Conference 2018, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

About Harry Kleijnen
Harry Kleijnen connects customer’s Process & Application development requirements to Additive Industries’ Research & Development team. He translates Additive Industries customer’s industrial additive manufacturing requirements ranging from new materials to new applications and processes into new functionality of the MetalFAB1 system and the integrated Additive World software platform. In his former position at Philips Healthcare he was since 2006 responsible for the development of the powder bed laser fusion process for 3D printing of pure Tungsten material. This was combined with setting-up a large volume manufacturing facility covering the full additive manufacturing workflow for industrial series production of Tungsten products in a medical regulated environment. Continue reading “Harry Kleijnen, Additive Industries, will speak at the 3D Medical Conference 2018”

Toward bioprinting industrialization – Presented by Fabien Guillemot, Poietis

Fabien Guillemot

Toward bioprinting industrialization – Presented by Fabien Guillemot, Poietis at the 3D Medical Conference, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Bioprinting has been defined as “the use of computer-aided transfer processes for patterning and assembling living and non-living materials with a prescribed 2D or 3D organization in order to produce bio-engineered structures serving in regenerative medicine, pharmacokinetic and basic cell biology studies”.

From a technological point of view, different bioprinting technologies have been developed so far. Recently, Laser-Assisted Bioprinting (LAB) technology has emerged as an alternative method to inkjet and bioextrusion methods, thereby overcoming some of their limitations (namely clogging of print heads or capillaries) to pattern living cells and biomaterials with a micron-scale resolution and high cell viability. Continue reading “Toward bioprinting industrialization – Presented by Fabien Guillemot, Poietis”