Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 1 No 1 (2019): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2019.1909S01T02

Medical Diagnostics and Therapy

Clinical Workflow in Medical Additive Manufacturing

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Ina Ludwig (Fraunhofer Institution for Additive Production Technologies IAPT), Anne Ernst (Fraunhofer Institution for Additive Production Technologies IAPT), Phillip Gromzig (Fraunhofer Institution for Additive Production Technologies IAPT), Jan Wolff (Fraunhofer Institution for Additive Production Technologies IAPT and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Divison for Regenerative Orofacial Medicine, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany)

Abstract

Additive Manufacturing allows for the personalized production of medical models, surgical guides and implants. While the potential for AM in medicine is well known, the implementation of AM in clinical settings remains a challenge since it involves multiple independent parties, technologies and software tools. Recent advances in digitalization allow for more cohesive processes in the AM workflow. We review possible workflow implementations involving state-of-the-art printing technologies and materials, highlighting communication and legal issues.

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