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Amidst an ongoing whirlwind of hype and sensationalist reporting about new applications of 3D printing in healthcare, this talk reviews technical and clinical factors from real cases, and identifies barriers to achieving routine adoption in the NHS.  Polymer 3D printers have been used for at least 20 years in the custom implant fabrication process – with metal printers producing end-use parts for a decade.  However, this digital approach is still far from routine; because of inefficient design processes, ill-defined design requirements, and a significant lack of shared interdisciplinary understanding – from both engineering and clinical perspectives.  Promising routes to solving these problems are outlined.

27th January 2016

Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre
Cardiff University


Cardiff Metropolitan University,


Dr Sean Peel

3D Printed Maxillofacial Implants – Achieving Nonchalance!