3D printing as a useful tool to create medical phantoms and learning models – Presented by Sonja Voorn, Fontys University of Applied Science

3D printing as a useful tool to create medical phantoms and learning models – Presented by Sonja Voorn, Fontys University of Applied Science at the 3D Medical Printing Conference,  which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

During the 4-year program of Engineering Physics at the Fontys University, students perform various real-life projects. A 20-week interdisciplinary project is planned during the second part of the third year. Doctors from hospitals in Eindhoven have commissioned projects that resulted in a heart phantom and a learning model of a human leg. Both products proved to be useful in the clinic. One of the production methods used to create the product, or essential parts of it, was 3D printing. This production technique is a commonly used during student projects at Fontys, creating promising possibilities for the near future.

About Sonja Voorn

  • Master Applied Physics @TU Delft (1989-1995)
  • Thermal and Process Engineer @Philips (1995-2003)
  • Bachelor MBRT @Fontys (2003-2007)
  • Radiological technician (CT, MRI) (2003-2015)
  • Teacher Engineering Physics @Fontys (2015-now)

About Fontys University of Applied Science
With more than 44,000 students and 4,400 employees, Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Fontys) is the largest public knowledge institute in the southern Netherlands. In the city of Eindhoven, various Engineering programs can be followed that lead to the international Bachelor of Science degree. For example Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Engineering Physics.

3D Medical Printing ConferenceAbout 3D Medical Conference
On January 30-31, 2018, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands, will host a two-day event focused on 3D Medical Printing. Each day has different topics.

Day 1, Jan 30:

Day 2, Jan 31:

The audience, a mix of academics, medical professionals, business, technology, regulation and creatives, will get an excellent overview and insight in the medical tech developments from different perspectives.

Combination tickets are available and can be purchased on any of the conference websites

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