Conference program - Healthcare (6 December)

Conference program - Healthcare (6 December)

The three-day conference is split by vertical sector - healthcare, aerospace and automotive (one day each). The sessions cover trends and technologies alongside practical case studies and panel discussions.
A conference pass includes access to all conference sessions, but seating is allocated strictly on a first come, first served basis.

10:30 AM - 10:40 AMWelcome address


10:45 AM - 11:30 AMKeynote presentation: personal approaches to additive manufacturing through your consultant

  • Custom-made 3D printing for surgery
  • Changing a patient’s outcome 
  • Case study example: face transplantation
  • Samir Mardini M.D. | Professor of Surgery, Program Director of Plastic Surgery and Surgical Director, Obaid Reconstructive Transplant Center | Mayo Clinic

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM3D imaging, modeling and printing: medical applications and opportunities

  • Existing cases using additive manufacturing technology 
  • New opportunities for 3D in the medical field and other applications
  • Latest innovations and perspectives 

12:10 PM - 12:40 PMExploring the technologies transforming orthopedics

  • Analyzing advanced design and manufacturing technologies 
  • Removing the need for conventional production processes 
  • Maximizing cost-effective product personalization 
12:40 PM - 1:40 PMNetworking break and exhibition

1:40 PM - 2:10 PMResearch opportunities at the National Science Foundation

  • Additive manufacturing as part of the Manufacturing Machines and Equipment Program
  • Collaboration with America Makes: basic research leading to funded applied research  
  • Seeking transformative; potentially high-risk research that aligns with legislation 

2:15 PM - 2:45 PMDental and orthopedic applications case study

  • Producing one-off complex products and components 
  • Using materials that are light, strong and biocompatible
  • Streamlining the production process, making it more accurate and predictable

2:50 PM - 3:35 PMFuture focus panel discussion: where is it all headed?

  • Producing technologies for medium and high volume production
  • Supporting faster refresh rates for products with innovative characteristics
  • Working with a smaller supplier base
3:40 PM - 3:45 PMEnd of conference sessions

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