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Virtual Engineering Week is bringing a full week of best-in-class education to the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities. Join us each morning to hear from medical device industry professionals during the Medtech Mornings series, and in the afternoons to learn from engineering and manufacturing experts in areas like 3D printing, smart manufacturing, packaging, materials and sustainability, and career development.

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Application of 3D Printing Technology for Medical Device Engineering

John Foody  (Manufacturing Enginner, Corvia Medical)

Date: Monday, November 30

Time: 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Vault Recording: TBD

Engineers are often searching for ways to improve speed in the development of new products and processes. There are many desktop 3D printer offerings on the market, at reasonable price points, that can produce high quality, quick turn parts perfect for many Medical Device engineer applications. These applications include component prototyping, fixturing and jigs, anatomical modeling, and more. This presentation will provide examples of how our company has incorporated Fused Filament Fabricating (FFF) and Stereolithography (SLA) printers into our everyday workflow. Differences in these technologies will be examined to highlight the strengths each of these technologies offer for various projects of a Medical Device engineer.

Topics covered include:
  • Examples of parts printed frequently, such as handle prototype components, test fixtures, and anatomical models
  • The speed and accuracy at which these parts can be produced
  • Takeaway resources for printer selection and workflow consideration