Formulating for 3D printing of pharmaceuticals

ricky wildman

by Ricky Wildman, University of Nottingham

The industrial uptake of Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing processes is growing rapidly but is being hampered by the lack of breadth of materials usable in such systems. Identifying, and then optimisating formulations for 3D printing is time consuming, and generally involves many tedious steps each of which require lengthy analysis.

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Simulating Additive Manufacturing – Optimizing quality, time & costs

mathieu perennou

by Mathieu Perennou, Simufact engineering

A virtual “dry run” and prior optimization of manufacturing processes is already common in many industrial fields. Also in medical applications it can help to achieve better quality faster and less costly. This applies for single individual parts as well as for serial production. Current capabilities, benefits and open challenges of additive manufacturing simulation for medical applications are discussed.

program: https://3dmedicalconference.com/program/

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In-situ process monitoring during the Selective Laser Melted Ti-6Al-4V porous biomaterials

denis dowling

by Professor Denis Dowling, Director, I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, University College Dublin

Selective Laser Melting (SLM) allows for the creation of complex cellular structures, that possess favourable biological properties, these structures are known as porous biomaterials.

This presentation will provide an overview of the printing of cellular Ti-6Al-4V structures, using a production scale SLM system (Renishaw 500M).

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Simulation of Additive Manufacturing for medical applications – Current capabilities, benefits and open challenges

Patrick Mehmert

by Patrick Mehmert, Product Manager Additive Manufacturing, Simufact Engineering GmbH

Simulation of additive manufacturing processes gets more and more powerful and widespread in industrial applications. Also for medical applications the simulation of the production before the real print offers valuable benefits. Manufacturing problems can be identified in advance and countermeasures developed before a print fails. For geometrical critical applications the distortion prediction and compensation is very helpful.

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Process with ceramic filled resins for stereolithography-based additive manufacturing of Bonelike Materials – Presented by Jaco Saurwalt, Admatec Europe

Jaco Saurwalt

Process with ceramic filled resins for stereolithography-based additive manufacturing of Bonelike Materials – Presented by Jaco Saurwalt, Admatec Europe, at 3D Medical Conference 2019.

Additive manufacturing technologies have expanded the possibilities of ceramic processing. In parallel, their introduction to the market has enabled the discovery of new applications for ceramics.

Among all additive technologies, stereolithography-based (SLA) techniques have the most potential because of their high precision and because the final properties of the printed parts are comparable to traditional advanced ceramics. Continue reading “Process with ceramic filled resins for stereolithography-based additive manufacturing of Bonelike Materials – Presented by Jaco Saurwalt, Admatec Europe”

M3dRES – Additive Manufacturing for Medical Research and Education – Presented by Ewald Unger, Medical University Vienna

Ewald Unger

M3dRES – Additive Manufacturing for Medical Research and Education – Presented by Ewald Unger, Medical University Vienna, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

In the last few decades Additive Manufacturing (AM), colloquially known as 3D printing, has been rapidly adopted as a cutting-edge technology gaining more importance in medical applications. Novel ideas for medical treatments using AM has reached maturity in this new field of research, with an increasing number of publications and the establishment of educational programmes in Universities across the globe. The uniqueness of AM in producing customized models with high accuracy allows planning and training of critical operations and traching of advanced medical strategies for a better patient support. Continue reading “M3dRES – Additive Manufacturing for Medical Research and Education – Presented by Ewald Unger, Medical University Vienna”

Bioinspired Heart Valve Prosthesis and Cellular Scaffolds by Silicone 3D Printing – Presented by Fergal Coulter, ETH Zurich – Complex Materials

Fergal Coulter

Bioinspired Heart Valve Prosthesis and Cellular Scaffolds by Silicone 3D Printing – Presented by Fergal Coulter, ETH Zurich – Complex Materials, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Artificial heart valves are highly demanded medical devices, but suffer from inferior performance compared to their biological counterparts. To tackle the poor longevity and hemodynamic behavior of many synthetic valves, an additive manufacturing platform was developed that enables the fabrication of polymer heart valves that are customizable to the patient and feature unique biologically-inspired leaflet designs.

Exploiting the shaping freedom of additive manufacturing, the synthetic valves are customized using geometries tailored to fit the anatomy of the patient. The architecture of the leaflet is designed to mimic the fiber reinforcement found in a natural valve. Continue reading “Bioinspired Heart Valve Prosthesis and Cellular Scaffolds by Silicone 3D Printing – Presented by Fergal Coulter, ETH Zurich – Complex Materials”

Additive Manufacturing of orthopedic products – Presented by Richt Loorbach, Hulotech

Richt Loorbach

Additive Manufacturing of orthopedic products – Presented by Richt Loorbach, Hulotech B.V., at the 3D Medical Conference, on January 30-31, 2019, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands

With AM there’s new possibilities to produce orthopedic solutions which before never can dreamed of.
Custom products on a large scale of production. Prosthetic, or Orthosis and more. Continue reading “Additive Manufacturing of orthopedic products – Presented by Richt Loorbach, Hulotech”