April 23-26, 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, TX | Exhibits April 24-26

3D Printing in Hospitals: What You Need to Know

Medical Manufacturing Innovations (MMI) Program Workshops

May 8, 2017 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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WORKSHOP LEADERS: Jonathan Morris, MD & Jane Matsumoto, MD, Mayo Clinic

INSTRUCTORS: Andy Christensen, LimbForge; Amy Alexander, Mayo Clinic; Nicole Wake, New York University; Adam Jakus, Northwestern University

Point-of-care manufacturing is increasing the ability of clinicians to educate, plan, and treat patients. The use of 3D printing allows the creation of patient-matched models, guides, and devices to be manufactured within a hospital setting. This workshop will walk through the critical steps to create a 3D printing lab and the many ways it can be used.

Learning objectives:

  • Obtain an overview of what medical applications are active in 3D printing and what applications have potential to benefit from 3D Printing
  • Learn the process from patient to medical scan to 3D printed model and all the important steps to ensure safety and effectivity.
  • Understand what is important from the clinical perspective to bring 3D printing to your institution (big or small)
  • Gain an appreciation for the technical, institutional, and economic impact 3D printing can have within a hospital


Workshop Agenda


8:00 am – 8:15 am           

Welcome & Opening remarks

Jonathan Morris, Mayo Clinic


8:15 am – 8:45 am

How 3D Printing is Used in Medicine

Andy Christensen, eNable

  • History
  • Application areas
  • Regulatory considerations


8:45 am – 9:15 am

Clinical Value of 3D Printing

Jonathan Morris, Mayo Clinic


9:15 am – 9:45 am

Understanding the Process from Patient to Printing

Amy Alexander, Mayo Clinic

  • Overview of process
  • Imaging (include surface scanning for prosthetics); importance of image quality for final model/piece
  • 3D reconstruction
  • 3D design model ready for print (viewing planes/labels/support/etc.)
  • Quality Control & regulatory considerations
  • Printing Prep
  • Printing
  • Sterilization


9:45 am – 10:00 am



10:00 am – 10:45 am

3D Printing Technologies Used in Medicine

Nicole Wake, NYU

  • Polymer systems
  • Metal systems
  • Other biomaterial systems
  • Bioprinting


10:45 am – 11:15 pm

Introducing 3D Printing into a Clinical Setting

Jonathan Morris, Mayo Clinic

  • Working with a service bureau
  • Establishing a hospital-based 3D Printing Lab


11:15 am – 11:45 pm

Establishing a Clinical GMP Center for 3D Printing of Biomaterials and Bioprinting

Adam Jakus, Northwestern


11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch break/Box lunch


12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

3D Printing for Medical Education

Jane Matsumoto, Mayo Clinic


12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

What’s next? Group Discussion


Speaker Bios

Jonathan Morris MD

Mayo Clinic

Dr. Jonathan Morris is a Neuroradiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN who co directs