iCAT 2014 Invited lectures
Understanding the challenges concerning the intellectual property (IP) rights associated with additive manufacturing is key to the development and use of this technology.
Andy Christensen has been active in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry since the early 1990’s. From 2000 to 2014 he was the President and Owner of Medical Modeling Inc., a world-leading medical device AM service bureau based in Golden, Colorado.
Patients in the cranio-maxillofacial clinic often present with serious, complex, and potentially life- threatening or life-limiting medical conditions (e.g. tumor, trauma, aggressive osteomyelitis). Available treatments may not always give satisfactory results for patients and doctors.Download
This paper reports investigations into the potential for consumers to actively design their own desired products and thereafter to endorse them for manufacture. This idea emerged in anticipation of the rapid growth of low-cost fabrication technology, particularly 3D Printing.Download
With almost unlimited freedom of design, additive manufacturing technologies open up new perspectives to achieve individual solutions. These types of manufacturing techniques barely set any limits to the spirit of innovation. Due to this fact additive manufacturing techniques follow the trend towards customized products and will allow for serial production in the future.Download
In the field of ceramic processing there is a strong need for the introduction of Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques. Tools for powder injection molding (PIM) are very expensive and Rolex Explorer Replica require significant lead times which severely restrict the suitability of PIM for the production of small scale series or customized products; however, no adequate prototyping technology existed so far.
The presentation will focus on three selected case studies of designing, manufacturing and application of custom implants. They include two cranial implants and one large maxillofacial implant. The implants were designed while minimising their weights and applying porous titanium structures.Download
S. Polydoras, C. Provatidis, T. Vasilopoulos, E. Theodorou, G. Theodorou, V. Mitsopoulou
Techniques and practices for the successful, cost effective reconstruction of skeletal elements of the last European elephant of Tilos with LOM and FDM Additive Manufacturing technologies
Marius Sachs, Jochen Schmidt, Stephanie Fanselow and Karl-Ernst Wirth
Tailoring the melting behaviour of LBM powders
Lars-Erik Rännar & M.D. Åke Hamberg
DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF A TITANIUM TIBIAL REINFORCEMENT CAGE USING ELECTRON BEAM MELTING
A methodology to choose the best building direction for Fused Deposition Modeling end-use parts
3D-printed elastomeric bellow actuator for linear motion