The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) said it will host AM Medical: Additive Manufacturing & 3D Innovations on May 27-28, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
The new event will focus exclusively on 3D innovations in an interactive, collaborative environment for learning and sharing. Participants will see and hear more about the latest advancements in 3D printing, materials, quality processes, scanning and visualization; new software solutions for post-processing, modeling and simulation. ASME said it expects professionals and organizations with a shared interest in growing applications in medical devices, point-of-care, dental and bioprinting to attend.
Medical applications of 3D printing include medical and dental implants, additive manufacturing (AM)-enabled tissue fabrication, patient-matched models and surgical guides, and prosthetics and assistive devices. The total value of AM machines, materials, software and services for medical applications is projected to reach $2.2 billion by 2024, according to a recent report from Global Market Insights. However, achieving this growth potential requires collaboration between the manufacturing and medical communities to enable technology application, according to the engineering organization.
“There is an incredible demand for advanced healthcare solutions that impact patient care and operational efficiency,” said ASME president Richard Laudenat in a news release. “We are fueling collaborations that will unlock future growth opportunities and improvements for patient care.”
ASME is working with Additive Manufacturing Media and America Makes, a public-private partnership focused on AM innovation and economic development, to present the conference. The AM Medical advisory panel includes representatives from medtech companies Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic and Avalign Technologies; regulatory agencies; the Mayo Clinic, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Veterans Health Administration health systems; the University of Michigan and Pennsylvania State University; and and software and hardware companies 3D Systems, EnvisionTEC, Stratasys, EOS, Formlabs and Materialise.
For more information, visit go.asme.org/AMMedical for more information.