Additive manufacturing (resorbable) metal implants for orthopaedic applications – Presented by Holger Jahr, UK RWTH Aachen

Holger Jahr

Additive manufacturing (resorbable) metal implants for orthopaedic applications – Presented by Holger Jahr, UK RWTH Aachen, at the 3D Medical Conference, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview

In our increasingly elderly population the number of large bone defect treatments is increasing. Due to lifestyle changes, traumatic knee injuries in young adults is also an increasing phenomenon and strongly associated with premature osteoarthritis. Additively manufactured implants seem to offer attractive and personalized solutions for both. Designing complex micro-architectures with advanced nano-topographies is crucial to creating state-of-the-art meta-biomaterial properties to improve their bone tissue regeneration potential and anti-microbial properties. While a plethora of materials exist, metals appear to be beneficial for certain applications. The best implant, however, may be the one that does its job and disappears. Continue reading “Additive manufacturing (resorbable) metal implants for orthopaedic applications – Presented by Holger Jahr, UK RWTH Aachen”

Additive manufacturing to revolutionise personalized regenerative medicine – Holger Jahr, UK RWTH Aachen

Holger Jahr

Additive manufacturing to revolutionise personalized regenerative medicine – Holger Jahr, UK RWTH Aachen

Holger Jahr is Secretary-General of the European Orthopaedic Research Society and director of the Orthopaedic research lab at the University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen. He holds an associate professorship in Experimental Orthopaedics and honorary appointments with the Maastricht UMC+ and TU Delft. His research focuses on regenerative biomaterials for musculoskeletal disorders. In 2017, he received the Klee Family Innovation Award for his work on lattice structured 3D-printed metal implants. On January 31, 2018, he will speak during the 3D Medical Printing Conference in Maastricht about Additive manufacturing (resorbable) metal implants for orthopaedic applications

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“Additive Manufacturing: The Next Step in Making CT Components”, Presented by Peter Hoogerhuis, Philips Healthcare

Owning a 3D printer is only the beginning of the process – what is most important is the process knowledge. Next to this, what else do we need for ramping-up to larger volumes? The answer to this question is not as obvious as you would expect. Complexity of processes, varying cycle times and traceability makes lean manufacturing within the 3D printing process industry environment a true challenge. The journey from a prototype phase to large volume production brings lots of learning opportunities and experiences to share. By remaining focused on innovative product and process development, we are determined to develop this novel technology further and to redefine the future of design. Continue reading ““Additive Manufacturing: The Next Step in Making CT Components”, Presented by Peter Hoogerhuis, Philips Healthcare”

Fortuitous Match: Research and Additive Manufacturing

An adolescent girl has now joined a special group of three baby boys and one baby girl who’ve received 3D-printed tracheal splints to treat a congenital breathing condition called tracheobronchomalasia (TBM).  All five continue to thrive thanks to the surgical procedures that helped their collapsed airways function normally and saved their lives. Continue reading “Fortuitous Match: Research and Additive Manufacturing”

Personalized medications can be produced with high precision through 3D printing

Personalized medications based on a patient’s medical and biological profiles can be produced with high precision through 3D printing, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

Traditional pre-formulated medicines have not allowed for customization that accounts for a patient’s weight, race, and kidney and liver functions. However, adjusting for these factors could be a new way of increasing effectiveness and reducing side effects, researchers explained. Continue reading “Personalized medications can be produced with high precision through 3D printing”

Croatian Doctors Use World’s First 3D-Printed Acrylic Vertebrae

3D printing or Additive Manufacturing is slowly, but certainly changing the world for the better, and shortening the time-to-market. In the world of medicine, shortening that ‘time to market’ literally means saving lives.

There are numerous theoretical examples where 3D printing could save lives, and we have now witnessed  three surgeries where the technology moved patients from their death beds to recovery rooms and regular life.  Continue reading “Croatian Doctors Use World’s First 3D-Printed Acrylic Vertebrae”

Using Additive Manufacturing To Print Glucose Sensors To Manage Diabetes

Engineers have developed a technique similar to inkjet printing that hey used to fabricate a new glucose sensor for the management of diabetes. The researchers claim the new system is more precise and efficient, and less costly, than current manufacturing methods and could lead to an artificial pancreas with a single point of bodily entry. Continue reading “Using Additive Manufacturing To Print Glucose Sensors To Manage Diabetes”

Health By (3DP) Design: Worrell Helps Span The Gap Between Patient-Generic & Patient-Specific

Worrell Design Inc. is rolling out new means to reduce those “liabilities” and extend those “licenses” — patient by patient. Worrell is a family-owned and operated business and has established itself as perhaps the most prominent industrial design firm working in the healthcare sector. Continue reading “Health By (3DP) Design: Worrell Helps Span The Gap Between Patient-Generic & Patient-Specific”