Located on the show floor, the Theater is where you can explore applications of additive manufacturing in aviation, aerospace, medical, and more. You’ll hear from additive manufacturing’s brightest leaders on metal 3D printing, standards, materials, and other hot topics.


Medical Manufacturing Innovations Presentations

Wednesday, May 10 | 12:30 pm -1:30 pm

MODERATOR: Lauralyn McDaniel, SME


SME Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Workgroup: Addressing Challenges

12:30 pm -12:50 pm

Lauralyn McDaniel, SME

The SME Medical AM/3DP workgroup includes professionals from research, clinical, device manufacturing, and technology development to identify challenges to increasing applications in medicine. The combined perspectives enable the development of resource tools and collaborations to support anyone using the technology. Join us for updates and projects including file format, standards, and online tools.


Standards, Quality Metrics, and Innovation with the FDA / CDRH

12:50 pm – 1:03 pm

James Coburn, FDA

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at the FDA extensively uses medical device standard test methods and metrics.  In addition to consensus standards and test methods, proven best practices, clinical standards, and other metrics for quality are often used to facilitate review of emerging technologies such as 3D printing.  We will highlight the FDA’s perspective on and research relating to standards, CDRH resources available to medical device innovators, and programs to help develop the quality ecosystem for 3D printing.


3D Printing in Medical Imaging Standards

1:03 pm – 1:16 pm

Allan Noordvyk, Change Healthcare, and Justin Ryan, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

In January 2017, DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) launched a new activity by Working Group 17 (WG-17) 3D Manufacturing to extend and promote the use of the DICOM standard for the creation, storage and management of 3D printing models in a healthcare setting. Join Co-chairs Allan Noordvyk and Justin Ryan to learn about WG-17’s work item.


Special Interest Group for 3D printing within the Radiologic Society of North America to Advance Medical Applications

1:16 pm – 1:30 pm

Jonathan Morris, MD, Mayo Clinic

In 2016, the RSNA created its first special interest group (SIG) to address the rapidly expanding uses of 3D printing for medical applications. RSNA is the largest society in the world for radiologists, medical physicist, nuclear medicine physicians and radiology scientists. With patient-matched 3D printing beginning with medical imaging, radiology plays a critical and unique role in advancing the technology across all subspecialties of medicine and surgery. This presentation will highlight the role of the SIG in advancing 3D printing for patient care. With the need for radiology and 3D printing professional to work together, opportunities to get involved will be shared. Finally, potential collaborations with the SME and RAPID+TCT will be discussed.


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