Accelerating Innovation: Metal 3D Printing for Custom Orthopedic Implants

    Accelerating Innovation: Metal 3D Printing for Custom Orthopedic Implants

    November 2, 2016

    Powerful forces are reshaping the world in which designers and manufacturers are operating. New and innovative technologies like 3D printing are helping companies deliver customized products with superior performance.

    Join Autodesk and NuVasive for an exclusive live webinar exploring how advancements in metal 3D printing are helping orthopedic implant designers and manufacturers create better products, improve profits, and accelerate time to market.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

    • How additive manufacturing is transforming the custom implant industry
    • The fundamentals and nuances of metal 3D printing for implant design and production
    • Benefits of using processes like 3D printing and generative design for production of higher-quality, lightweight implants
    • Tools that can help you save time and money by capitalizing on metal 3D printing

    • Shane Fox, Additive Manufacturing Business Development, Autodesk

    • Ryan Donahoe, Vice President of Global Implant Development, NuVasive

    • Sean Fenske, Editor, Orthopedic Design & Technology


    Advantages of Additive Manufacturing for FDA Clearance in Orthopedics

    Advantages of Additive Manufacturing for FDA Clearance in Orthopedics

    September 28, 2016

    The benefits of additive manufacturing for orthopedics have progressed to the point that more and more FDA 510(k) cleared products are hitting the market. In this webinar, hear from 4WEB Medical CEO, Jessee Hunt, on the advantages 4WEB gained with Arcam EBM metal additive manufacturing systems to help deliver over 10,000 3D-printed spinal, foot, ankle, and patient specific orthopedic implants. As the first company to receive FDA clearance for an EBM spine product, 4WEB knows first-hand how designing for additive manufacturing and producing real-world implants can benefit not only 4WEB, but surgeons and their patients alike.

    • Jessee Hunt, President and CEO, 4WEB Medical

    • Bruce Bradshaw, Chief Marketing Officer, Arcam AB

    • Sean Fenske, Editor, Orthopedic Design & Technology

    How 3D Printing Benefits Surgical Device Design

    How 3D Printing Benefits Surgical Device Design

    December 17, 2014

    With 3D printing, new medical device designs, training aids, and other ideas to improve patient care are possible. In this webinar you will learn how Florida Hospital’s Institute for Surgical Advancement is using Connex 3D Printing technology from Stratasys to develop better and more efficient surgical devices.

    Connex multi-material 3D printing gives engineers and physicians the ability to simulate diverse mechanical and physical properties with materials from rubber to rigid and opaque to transparent. More than 100 different materials and a large build envelope allow virtually endless possibilities for true product realism.

    What You Will Learn:
    • Understand how 3D printing is impacting the medical field
    • Learn how multiple-durometer material capabilities, combined with large build envelopes, help engineers optimize concept designs and speed product verification
    • Discover how to properly determine your surgical device prototyping needs


    Who Should Attend:
    • University Research Associates
    • Medical Design Technicians
    • Medical Education Professionals
    • Medical Device Engineers
    • Medical Device Validation Labs
    • R&D Professionals

    • Susan York, National Field Manager for Materials, Stratasys

    Susan York has nearly 18 years of experience in the industry, including roles in engineering, R&D, applications development and sales management. As one of the pioneering developers of additive manufacturing, she has authored several white papers and technical guides. Her broad experience in this industry makes her a key contributor to the adoption of 3D printing technology across a broad range of industries.

    • Gareth S. Hearn, Innovation Engineer, Institute for Surgical Advancement

    As the lead engineer with the Institute for Surgical Advancement (ISA), Gareth Hearn works closely with surgeons and industry partners to develop surgical products that advance clinical practice. The ISA prototype lab, with a focus on minimally invasive surgical devices, is an innovative model created to accelerate the healthcare product development cycle. Hearn is responsible for the lab's day-to-day operation and serves as the technical lead interfacing with medical device manufacturers.