While 3D printing provides no shortage of opportunities to develop new products or enhance existing one, the greater challenge has been how to take novel geometric concepts through the process of production and qualification in the medical sector. This talk will discuss a collaborative project to redesign a medical device used in dental imaging to improve its usefulness in theater along with the process of developing a qualified workflow to adhere to traceability requirements. A comprehensive discussion will examine the various steps of the redesign process including a methodology to identify key production variables and documentation methods that align with the polymer laser sintering process.
- Detail all the production variables in the AM process from design through final inspection
- Gain the understanding of having a real-life case study showcasing the usability and effectiveness of AM for the production medical devices
- Understand the requirements for lot-level traceability in medical device manufacturing using additive manufacturing