When it comes to life-changing technology, additive manufacturing is making its mark on the medical device industry in ways that cannot be ignored. Designers, scientists, and manufacturers are collaborating to produce highly customized devices on demand. Because additive manufacturing is moving into the medical arena at such a rapid pace, many questions from a material characterization perspective have yet to be answered. For example, how will properties of devices created with additive manufacturing differ from devices created with traditional manufacturing? Will a printed device break down in the body differently? Will the additive process affect the final device’s mechanical properties?
RJ Lee Group’s Principal Investigator and Senior Material Scientist, Crystal Morrison, Ph.D., will address these questions and many more at the RAPID 2014 Conference and Exposition at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI. For nearly 25 years RAPID has been the premiere industry forum for advances in additive manufacturing and 3D printing. This year’s conference, June 9-12, is expected to be the largest yet with new interactive displays and opportunities for engagement. On Tuesday, June 10th, Dr. Morrison will present, “Selecting Polymeric Materials for Medical Devices Produced Using Additive Manufacturing,” during the Concurrent Sessions on Medical and Dental Applications. Along with Dr. Morrison’s talk, RJ Lee Group experts will be on hand at booth #1606 to talk about the critical, and often overlooked, role of material science in additive manufacturing.
Stop by the booth and drop off your business card for a chance to win $500 in analytical services. We look forward to meeting you at RAPID 2014!