Additive manufacturing (AM) for medical applications/devices has been on everyone’s lips for quite some time, but the corona pandemic has once again demonstrated the special potential of this technology, such as the speed with which individualized products can be manufactured.
Within our network Mobility goes Additive (MGA) our division Medical goes Additive is working hard on establishing new ideas and finding technical solutions for problems for which there currently are none.
The result-oriented work is our top priority! Our aim: to lower the barriers for 3D printing in accordance with the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and generate quality improvements plus economically optimized solutions.
Three successful working groups are already boosting this aim: “Use Cases”, “Materials” and “Approval”. Now, a new working group exclusively for employees in hospitals like physicians, nurses, technicians and the administrations is going to be established. In order not to influence the clinical, scientific and economic exchange of experience between the players from the start, suppliers and consultants will only be invited at a later time.
We aim for an open discussion regarding in-house printing versus external suppliers, development and optimization of materials, tools, spare parts and techniques, training of employees, planning of joint projects and many other topics to further increase awareness of AM in clinical settings. Therefore, the new working group Hospitals is also aimed at different medical fields to bring them closer together via the common interface AM.
Your ideas, visions and experiences are in demand! We offer the appropriate industry contacts and knowledge of the latest technologies.
This newest working group HOSPITALS will kick off on January 12 with the aim of finding AM solutions suitable for use in and by hospitals.
Join in with Mayo Clinic (USA), the University Hospital Basel (Switzerland), the Charité Berlin, the University Hospital Eppendorf in Hamburg, the Armed Forces Hospital Berlin (Germany) and many others and participate in HOSPITALS.
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