The Orthopaedic Innovation Centre (OIC), a research and testing organization that serves the medical device market, regularly uses 3D printing as a means of shortening the design and production cycles for its clients, as well as the creation of low volume or customized products. Some of the innovative work that the OIC does in medical manufacturing innovation will be presented at the upcoming Advanced Manufacturing Expo 2014 – Medical Manufacturing Innovations series September 24, 2014 in Mississauge, Ontario.
Join Martin Petrak and Dale Kellington of OIC as they present:
Linking Medical and Aerospace Additive Manufacturing – Why they work so well together
- As 3D printing moves from prototyping to additive manufacturing, finding good applications and making a profit can be a challenge due to a number of factors intrinsic to the technology. The promise has been around for a long time, but how can a company become profitable using additive manufacturing? Two industry sectors stand out as the highest potential application areas for additive manufacturing – Medical Devices and Aerospace Parts. Although these sectors serve completely different markets, there are a number of commonalities between them that can allow an additive manufacturing organization to serve both markets. Find out why they work so well together and how this translates into profit.
Oreo Can Run Again – How Innovation, Collaboration, and FDM Came Together
- A dog in need of a new knee cap triggered a rapid innovation in implant technology, bringing together a cross-functional team of veterinary surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and biomedical engineers working thousands of miles apart, to create a custom patella implant in 4 days. Oreo, a 6 year-old dog, suffered a dislocated left hind kneecap. The kneecap was removed to relieve the pain but the dog was lame after the surgery. The Orthopedic Innovation Centre (OIC) created an innovative solution using the latest design technologies and fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing technology to produce a patella implant that is custom tailored to the dog’s femur and quadriceps. Find out how this team came together and used the latest technologies to provide a rapid customized implant.
For more information on these and other innovations happening at OIC contact us.