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It's got to be Perfect! Quality Control in 3D Printing

The next in our webinar series will focus on quality control of in-hospital 3d printing and metal additive manufacture. This is a highly pertinent topic as hospitals adopt the technology and use it to make devices that rely on high precision and consistent quality.

Anybody who's used 3d printing will have experienced build failures. In some cases, such as above, it's easy to spot errors, but in other cases, they'll only be spotted late in the process or even during a critical surgical procedure. Late identification of a problem is never good when undertaking complex head and neck surgery.

Metal additive manufacture presents an even more complex scenario. Although it is extremely rare to have metal additive manufacture embedded within hospitals, it is important to understand the factors that affect part quality. Small design changes can massively impact the viability and accuracy of things like surgical guides and implants. We'll therefore be covering this issue as part of the webinar.

We've invited expert panel members, including: Rosemary Seelaus (Senior Anaplastologist at The Craniofacial Center, Department of Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois) and Gerald Grant (Immediate Past President, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, University of Louisville, School of Dentistry Louisville, Kentucky USA. Gerald is also Associate Director at Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science and Technology). We also hope to include further panel members with experience in developing quality management systems and other structures intended to ensure consistent high-quality production of custom medical devices.

This is a free-to-attend event.

Join the conversation on the 7th May here.

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