Forum Medical, Dental & Orthopaedic Technology - part 1


Location: CongressCenter, 3rd floor, Room Panoramasaal

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08:30 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:35
Welcome Carl-Zeiss Saal
09:35 - 10:30

The continuing growing and evolving Additive Manufacturing space – A look back and looking ahead

Keynote 2
Scott Crump | Stratasys

Scott Crump is the Chief Innovation Officer of Stratasys, focused on leading and managing Innovation by originating and encouraging new ideas, which result in new solutions and products to market.

Mr. Crump is the inventor of Fused Deposition Technology (FDM) and a co-founder of Stratasys in his home garage along with his wife Lisa Crump. They shipped one system in the first commercial year and now Stratasys has over 200,000 3D Printers at customer sites.

In addition to creating the first 3D printer using FDM, which is 90% of the 3D printers used globally today, his focus is easy to use Additive Manufacturing products, not labor intense products; Including AM automation from front end quote engines, order taking, and slicing, queuing and automatic support removal. Also, including offering all the production grade thermal plastics and many of the thermal set plastics.

Mr. Crump served as the CEO, Chairman, and Treasurer of Stratasys from the 1988 start up through 2012.

He is on the Board of Directors and is currently serving as Chairman of the Executive Committee since February 2015.  Prior to that, he served as the Chairman of the Board since inception in 1988.

From 1982 to 1988, Mr. Crump was co-founder and Vice President of Sales of IDEA, Inc., a premier brand manufacturer of load and pressure transducers. Mr. Crump continued as a director and shareholder until its sale to Vishay Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) in April 2005.

Mr. Crump holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University and attended UCLA’s Business Management Development for Entrepreneurs.                 

10:30 - 10:45
Session 1
Presentation: Ralf Schumacher, Medartis AG
10:45 - 11:15

Every new business model or product is always accompanied by specific legal implications that need to be considered at an early stage of development since this is a major factor of success. A business model or newly developed product will build trust with consumers when it has been developed both technically and legally. In medical treatments and in individual manufacturing of medical products, e.g. of implants, process chains have become more and more digitalised by using additive manufacturing, leading to alterations in supply and service relations.

On the one hand, sensitive patient data and printing files are being transferred among the parties involved – maybe even internationally to printing service providers based, for instance, in China. On the other hand, additive manufacturing can be used to produce, for instance, organs (3D bioprinting), customised drugs and pills or prostheses as well as models for operation plans in the area of medical, dental and orthopaedic technology, leading, however, to numerous legal implications. Beside the questions of who is owning rights to (technical) data or the protection of intellectual property, it is substantial to be compliant to data protection laws that apply to the personal data provided. Taking into account data and IT security is therefore of major importance. In practice, it is also highly important to clarify who of the parties involved will be liable, i.e. general practitioners or medical doctors, CAD designers, printing service providers or suppliers of material. In addition, one must consider specific regulations of medical law, such as the new regulation on medical devices passed by the European Parliament in May 2017. 

Lecture 1/1
Klaus Brisch | DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Klaus Brisch, Partner of DWF Germany and Global Head of Technology, is a one of the first specialized Information Technology attorneys officially certified by the German Bar Association and member of the data protection section of the Federal German Bar Association.
He advises on complex, national and international IT projects, including those focused on outsourcing and migration, technology-based transactions, compliance as well as on IT and cyber security, data protection and privacy, especially with regard to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
He assists clients across various industries by shaping a legal environment that supports their technological infrastructure and enables secure production and distribution. He helps to establish e-commerce capabilities and advise on the many aspects of internet law, including contracts, liability and copyright.
His expertise lies in identifying and advising on legal issues for new and innovative technologies, such as 3D printing, connected devices, intelligent internet, and wearables. Klaus guides compliance at every stage of the product or service life cycle, from the early stages of development to market launch.
He is member of the Advisory Board of GABA (German American Business Association) and representative of the LAEDC (Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation) and WTCLA (World Trade Center Los Angeles) in Germany.
Klaus studied in Cologne and Bonn (Germany), Lausanne (Switzerland) and received a Master’s degree from the University San Diego, California.

11:15 - 11:45

Zinc as a base material for patient-individual implants: Motivation, L-PBF process qualification and next steps

Lecture 1/2
Maximilian Voshage | RWTH Aachen University Digital Additive Production DAP
11:45 - 13:30
Lunch break and visit to the trade show
Session 2
Presentation: Ralf Schumacher, Medartis AG
13:30 - 14:00

Der wichtigste Aspekt neuer Operationsmethoden, neuer Produkte sowie die Individualisierung von Implantaten ist das Rapid Development
(in kürzester Zeit von der Idee zum Fertigprodukt).

Somit wird die Additive Herstellung chirurgischer und medizinischer Produkte
zunehmend wichtiger.

Durch die Medizinproduktzulassung diverser Werkstoffe ist es heute möglich bestimmte Produkte und Implantate mittels Generativen Fertigungsverfahren herzustellen.

Anwendung finden diese Fertigungsverfahren hauptsächlich bei der Herstellung von klassischen Instrumenten und Hilfswerkzeugen für die Herstellung solcher. Auch werden heute damit Einsätze von Spritzwerkzeugen für Kleinserien hergestellt.
Ebenso gewinnen die Additiven Verfahren im Bereich von Knieimplantaten, Spineprodukten und Sonderimplantaten immer mehr an Bedeutung.

Der neu angeschaffte Arburg freeformer hat den großen Vorteil Originalwerkstoffe zu verarbeiten, die unter anderem auch sterilisierfähig sind.

Lecture 2/1
Hans Keller | Aesculap AG
14:00 - 14:30

Through the integration of modern, generative or additive manufacturing (AM) processes, more and more activities in the field of implant development are becoming apparent. In the field of human orthopaedic care such as implantation of cement-free acetabular cups in a press-fit or screw-type cup design, the use of generative manufacturing methods offers new possibilities but also new constructive and process engineering challenges for development engineers.
The use of open-pore structures on orthopaedic implants or in other biomedical problem situations is known, although the mechanical properties are initially only designed for cancellous bones and affect the secondary stability particularly positively. The development of new cup designs by applying additive manufacturing technologies and using titanium and titanium alloys as well as the integration of property improving design features also requires the proof of their suitability for the intended purpose. In addition to the initial stability during insertion of the cup into the bone cavity, this primarily includes primary stability, which decisively influences the success of an implantation.
Of particular interest in pre-clinical investigations for the assessment of the primary stability of press-fit acetabular cups is experimental work to evaluate the pull-out and lever-out behavior of acetabular cups.
This study includes the characterization of differently designed press-fit acetabular cups related to used open-pore structures. The artificial acetabular cups are compared with each other in terms of anchoring strength.

Lecture 2/2
Volker Weißmann | Hochschule Wismar - University of Technology, Business and Design

Education and professional development:

1990 - 1995 study of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rostock,
final degree: Dipl.-Ing.
1995 – 2000  Leader distribution indoor service - Window Factory (Company of the plastic-processing industry) - WINTOP GmbH-Schwerin
Since 2001 – today - -
CTO at Institute for Polymer Technologies (IPT) e. V.
Scientific assistent at University of Applied Science, Technology, Business and Design of Wismar
Since 2014  University Medicine Rostock, Department of Orthopaedics, Biomechanics and Implant Technology Laboratory,

Professional experience:

• Material development in the field of injection moulding and compounding
• Product development using the additive manufacturing technologies e.g. in the medical Environment

14:30 - 15:00

Selective Laser Melting is being increasingly adopted as the manufacturing method of choice for different types of medical parts. They include medical equipment components, surgical instruments, dental prosthetic components and various types of surgical implants. The presentation will address several key technical developments that contribute to the productivity of the Selective Laser Melting process. The impact of multi-laser SLM systems, advanced gas flow management, quality control systems and advanced data preparation software on the productivity of the SLM process will be addressed during this session.

Lecture 2/3
Philip Oris | SLM Solutions Group AG

Current Position: Business Development Director Medical & Dental, SLM Solutions Group AG

Education: MSc Biomedical Engineering Postgraduate, KU Leuven (Belgium); MSc Mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven Campus Group T (Belgium)

Professional Experience: 12 years Additive Manufacturing, 7 years Minimally Invasive Surgery, 15 years Sales Capital Equipment & Software, 6 years General Management; KU Leuven, Materialise NV, Intuitive Surgical, Lumenis, SLM Solutions Group AG

15:00 - 15:30
Session 3
Presentation: Ralf Schumacher, Medartis AG
15:30 - 16:00

Eine inhomogene Laborlandschaft mit vielen Klein- und Kleinstbetrieben, Fachkräftemangel und Nachwuchssorgen, Praxislabors und Auslandszahnersatz - auch ohne Digitalisierung sind die Herausforderungen für zahntechnische Betriebe in Deutschland enorm. Der 3D-Druck eröffnet neue Möglichkeiten einer qualitativ hochwertigen prothetischen Versorgung, die mit zunehmender Verbreitung auch neue betriebswirtschaftlich Grundlagen liefern wird, die aber auch eine verstärkte chair-side-Anwendung mit sich bringen kann.
Der Vortrag versucht, das sich abzeichnende Spannungsfeld darzustellen und mögliche Szenarien zu entwerfen, wie die Versorgung mit Zahnersatz in Zukunft ablaufen kann.  

Lecture 3/1
Dr. Björn Eggert | goDentis - Gesellschaft für Innovation in der Zahnheilkunde mbH

Dr Björn Eggert is a dentist and health economist. In addition, he is a trainer of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualität as well as quality manager and auditor. In addition to his curative activity, he is CEO of goDentis - Gesellschaft für Innovation in der Zahnheilkunde mbh and a consulting dentist of Deutsche Krankenversicherung AG. Eggert has extensive lecture experience in Germany and abroad, e.g. he gives lectures about digital dental technologies at the University of Greifswald. He is also (co-) author of numerous dental and health economic publications.

16:00 - 16:30

3D Systems is bringing a revolutionary new technology to market which will expand the role additive manufacturing plays in the Dental industry.
The portfolio will add important factors for the customers including improved accuracy and repeatability, lower total cost of operations, and increased productivity. With the launch of this product and portfolio of materials, 3D printing Dental Production, Prototyping and Sacrificial Prints will become possible for the mass majority.
Customized and configured product solutions by customer use cases and applications will be key.
This portfolio will deliver a high speed productive solution with guaranteed accuracies which meets all the required regulatory approvals. In close cooperation with our professional reseller network a trustworthy workflow will be offered with professional training and service.
By focusing on the customer needs and offering several product solutions we intend to relieve the client in every stage of his process.

Significance/Importance (Why is this important to the audience?)
With this technology Final Crowns, Bridges, Dentures and Orthodontic biocompatible appliances can be printed in an economical, sustainable and productive manner. The user will not only be supplied with the technology but will also receive the necessary training and service levels to enhance the market approach.

Lecture 3/2
Rik Jacobs | 3D Systems