Tomorrow and Thursday, October 8 and 9, RapidMade will be attending the FDA's public workshop on additive manufacturing of medical devices. "The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for FDA, medical device manufacturers, additive manufacturing companies and academia to discuss technical challenges and solutions of 3D printing."
Topics will include:
- Material chemistry
- Physical properties
- Part reporducibility
- Process validation
- Printing process characterization
- Software used in the process
- Post-processing steps
- Additional machining
- Cleaning/excess material removal
- Effect of complexity on sterilization and biocompatibility
- Final device mechanics
- Design envelop
The workshop will be held from 8 - 5 at the FDA's White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave. Bldg 31 Conference Center (Rm. 1503) in Silver Spring, MD.
I'm looking forward to meeting other professionals and seeing some familiar faces.