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Discrepancies may exist between the program on the Virtual Meeting Platform and this website. Please refer to the program below for the most updated session and presentation times. All times for May 23, 24 and 25 are shown in Eastern Daylight Time.

Topical Clusters

  • Characterization (CH)
  • Materials Theory, Computation and Data (DS)
  • Energy and Sustainability (EN)
  • Electronics, Optics and Photonics (EQ)
  • Manufacturing (MF)
  • Nanomaterials (NM)
  • Quantum (QT)
  • Biomaterials and Soft Materials (SB)
  • Structural and Functional Materials (SF)

Symposium MF02—3D Printing of Passive and Active Medical Devices

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing and solid freeform fabrication, is an approach involving additive layer-by-layer fabrication of a three- dimensional structure through selective joining of material; processing of the structure is directed by a computer-aided design (CAD) model. Unlike conventional methods, 3D printing techniques may enable the development of structures with well-defined, high resolution, small-scale features and multiple functions. In recent years, 3D printing techniques, including fused deposition modeling, lithography-based apparatus, selective laser sintering, and laser induced forward transfer, have been used to prepare both passive and active medical devices. For example, 3D printing of shape memory materials may enable fabrication of smart medical devices that combine detection and actuation functions. Current challenges associated with the use of 3D printing for medical device fabrication include (a) the development of novel materials that can be processed rapidly, reproducibly, and with high resolution, (b) the development of novel materials with appropriate biocompatibility over the anticipated lifetime of the medical device, (c) the development of novel materials with appropriate mechanical and chemical properties over the over the anticipated lifetime of the medical device. This symposium will focus on the development of new types of materials for 3D printing of passive and active medical devices as well as applications of 3D printed medical devices.

Topics will include:

  • Novel methods for 3D printing of medical devices
  • Development of new materials for 3D printing of medical devices
  • 3D printing of shape memory materials and other smart materials for medical applications
  • 3D printing of patient-specific medical devices
  • 3D printing of biomicrofluidic devices
  • 3D printing of “organ-on-chip” devices
  • Validation of novel 3D printing processes for medical applications
  • Use of modeling approaches to understand 3D printing processes for medical applications
  • Translation of 3D printed medical devices into clinical use

Invited Speakers:

  • Amit Bandyopadhyay (Washington State University, USA)
  • Jason Burdick (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • David Dean (The Ohio State University Medical Center, USA)
  • Lucy Di Silvio (King's College London, United Kingdom)
  • Reginald Hamilton (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Shim Jin-Hyung (Korea Polytechnic University, Republic of Korea)
  • Cambre Kelly (Restor3D, USA)
  • Jayanthi Parthasarthy (Nationwide Children's Hospital, USA)
  • Wei Sun (Drexel University, USA)
  • Stephanie Willerth (University of Victoria, USA)
  • Mia Woodruff (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
  • Wai Yee Yeong (Nanayng Technological University, USA)
  • James Yoo (Wake Forest Baptist Health, USA)
  • Boyang Zhang (McMaster University, Canada)

Symposium Organizers

Roger Narayan
North Carolina State University

Jinah Jang
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Republic of Korea

Khoon Lim
University of Otago
Orthopaedic Surgery
New Zealand

Min Wang
The University of Hong Kong
Mechanical Engineering
Hong Kong
things , memwang@hku.hk

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