Additive Manufacturing in Customized Medical Device [chapter]

Ching Hang Bob Yung, Lung Fung Tse, Wing Fung Edmond Yau, Sze Yi Mak
2021 Advanced Additive Manufacturing [Working Title]  
The long-established application of rapid prototyping in additive manufacturing (AM) has inspired a revolution in the medical industry into a new era, in which the clinical-driven development of the customized medical device is enabled. This transformation could only be sustainable if clinical concerns could be well addressed. In this work, we propose a workflow that addresses critical clinical concerns such as translation from medical needs to product innovation, anatomical conformation and
more » ... cution, and validation. This method has demonstrated outstanding advantages over the traditional manufacturing approach in terms of form, function, precision, and clinical flexibility. We further propose a protocol for the validation of biocompatibility, material, and mechanical properties. Finally, we lay out a roadmap for AM-driven customized medical device innovation based on our experiences in Hong Kong, addressing problems of certification, qualification, characterization of three dimensional (3D) printed implants according to medical demands.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.101139 fatcat:3tanulug4jej3b7gucnj7ijoui