How 3D Printing Benefits Surgical Device Design

How 3D Printing Benefits Surgical Device Design

The medical industry has always thrived on innovation. With 3D printing, for example, new medical device designs, training aids, and other ideas to improve patient care are possible. Attendees of this presentation will learn how Florida Hospital’s Institute for Surgical Advancement is using Connex 3D Printing technology from Stratasys to develop better and more efficient surgical devices.


September 27, 2013

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT)

How 3D Printing Benefits Surgical Device Design 

The medical industry has always thrived on innovation. With 3D printing, for example, new medical device designs, training aids, and other ideas to improve patient care are possible. Attendees of this presentation will learn how Florida Hospital's Institute for Surgical Advancement is using Connex 3D printing technology from Stratasys to develop better and more efficient surgical devices. Connex multi-material 3D printing gives engineers and physicians the ability to simulate diverse mechanical and physical properties – from rubber to rigid, opaque to transparent – in standard to ABS-grade. More than 100 different materials and a large build envelope allow virtually endless possibilities for true product realism.

 

Key Take-Aways: 

Understand how 3D Printing is impacting the medical field

Learn how multiple-durometer material capabilities, combined with large build envelopes, help engineers optimize concept designs and speed product verification

Discover how to properly diagnose your surgical device prototyping needs

Speakers:

Susan York, National Field Manager for the Consumable Line of Business, Stratasys 

One of the pioneering developers of rapid prototyping technology, Susan York is the Stratasys National Field Manager for the company's consumables line of business. York's broad range of industry experience – including roles in engineering, R&D, applications development, and sales management – has made her a key contributor to the adoption of rapid prototyping technology throughout American industry.

 

  Gareth S. Hearn, Innovation Engineer, Institute for Surgical Advancement

As the lead engineer with the Institute for Surgical Advancement (ISA), Gareth Hearn works closely with surgeons and industry partners to develop surgical products that advance clinical practice. The ISA prototype lab, with a focus on minimally invasive surgical devices, is an innovative model created to accelerate the healthcare product development cycle. Hearn is responsible for the lab's day-to-day operation and serves as the technical lead interfacing with medical device manufacturers.

 

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