Workshop 1: Recent Advances in 3D Printing of Biomaterials
Timeslot: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Room: Grand Ballroom A
Industrial and academic researchers have recently examined the use of 3D printing technologies to overcome the limitations associated with conventional manufacturing processes. These technologies involve fabrication of three-dimensional structures through additive joining of materials in a layer-by-layer manner. This workshop will review recent developments in 3D printing technologies for processing biomaterials into artificial tissues as well as biosensors, drug delivery devices, and medical instruments. Several topics related to 3D printing, including processing of radiographic images, development of computer models, novel 3D printing technologies, and novel materials for use in 3D printing, will be discussed. This workshop will create collaboration and discussion among the many groups involved in the development and use of 3D printing technologies, including biomaterials engineers, medical device manufacturers, and clinicians. We anticipate that this workshop will facilitate future research activities, including industry- university collaborations, involving 3D printing of biomaterials for use in medicine, surgery, and dentistry.