Successful kickoff of the Analyses & Processings Focus Group

Under the umbrella of our Medical Materials Working Group, we are pleased to announce the good start of our new Focus Group!

Resource shortages are a mayor issue for many industries not only due to supply chain disruptions, but also from a sustainability perspective. That is why, we and our members are also addressing the issue of reusability of materials for medical applications – which have even tougher requirements than many other applications.

Therefore, on March 23, 2023, members of our Medical Materials Working Group met at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Berlin to launch our new focus group “Analyses & Processings”. A special thank you to Dr Norbert Löwa who was a great host and guided the participants around the site as a little highlight. A very informative keynote by Amelie Victoria Banhart from DIN on the various AM relevant standards rounded out the program.

We are very pleased to announce that the Focus Group will be led by Edson Costa Santos (ZEISS Group) – and in this role Edson directly created a questionnaire on the reuse of metallic and polymer powders, which the group will now communicate to interested network members.

The biggest issue for the Focus Group is to establish a set of methods that will give us data on the reuse of materials that have gone through a printing process, especially with regard to medical devices. To do this, we need lots of background knowledge on existing standards, on analyses and the expertise of all those interested in this topic area – this is where we need the input of our members!

Now the network is in demand and we are looking forward to active cooperation in this new project. Let’s get started together! If you are interested, please contact Dr. Cora Lüders-Theuerkauf

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