When we started our Medical division in 2019 it was already becoming more and more obvious that AM would play a major role in the medical sector in the future. So when we pitched our idea of an event solely focused on the applications of AM in that industry to IPM in 2020 they saw the potential and started planning the AM Medical Days. Last year the event format premiered in Berlin and even though the pandemic was still on everyone’s mind, the first ever AM Medical Days were a great success!
Fast forward to one year later, on October 19 & 20, the second edition of the congress for medical professionals, AM enthusiasts and experts opened its doors. It was an inspiring two and a half days – if you count the pre-event at Smart Living & Health Center, which we definitely do – filled with great presentations, exciting discussions, new topics and many use cases for AM in medicine.
Over 200 physical visitors and about 600 virtual participants, clearly show the upward trend of Additive Manufacturing in the medical sector – 3D Printing in medicine is no longer a niche topic! The variety of topics discussed on stage by experts from around the globe in front of an international audience was extensive: From point of care manufacturing in hospitals to new materials and 3D printing in pharmacy – there was something for everyone. And during the breaks the exhibition was filled with booths showcasing innovations as well as new products.
For us as a network, the AM Medical Days are a great opportunity to promote Additive Manufacturing in medicine and to show the immense possibilities of the technologies within this sector. We would like to thank IPM for organizing the AM Medical Days and are already looking forward to the next AM Medical Days in 2023.