Medical Association „3D Printing in Medicine“
The Medical Association „3D Printing in Medicine“ was founded
on 19 May 2017 in Mainz at the second 3D-Printing Congress.
The association currently has almost 100 members.
Purpose of the Association
The association has the following task:
- Promotion of activities in 3D printing in the field of medicine
- Promotion of science, research and development in medical 3D printing
- Participation / realization of specialist events / congresses / symposia etc. for medical
- Promotion of education and training
- career development and promotion of young researchers
- Promotion of national and international networking
For further information please have a look at the website: www.3dmed.org
The research focus program BiomaTiCS of the University Medical Center Mainz works as an interdisciplinary network of materials scientists and medical researchers, who are interested in understanding and modulating the complex interactions between biological systems and artificial as well as biogenic materials.
Despite of advancements in material design and surgical techniques, medical device-related clinical problems like inflammation, rejection of implants, foreign body granulomas, excessive scar formation, lack of tissue-adhesion, material degradation, infection and toxicity are very common BiomaTiCS offers an excellent platform for an exchange of information among competent specialists to combine all their
knowledge necessary to tackle these problems.
Kumovis develops 3D printers that are tailored to the high requirements of regulated markets, medical technology in particular. The company’s focus is on fused layer manufacturing technology for processing both new and well-established materials such as PEEK or resorbable polymers. With its ecosystem for medical 3D printing, Kumovis enables customers to turn patient data into personalized implants and to economically manufacture medical devices in small volumes with reproducible quality. Right at the point of care.
Materialise incorporates nearly three decades of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world. For additional information, please visit: www.materialise.com.
3Druck.com – the independent magazine for 3D printing technologies – is with over 215.000 page views and more than 70.000 unique users monthly the leading online magazine covering additive manufacturing technologies for the German speaking community.
We are a purely informative medium covering everything around the topic of 3D printing. Besides reading daily news about this interesting and increasingly popular field, we support our readers with overviews for hardware, materials, software and events. Additionally, our readers can share their experience and projects with the community by publishing guest posts. With our platform 3Printr.com we reach out to the English speaking community.
Tectales aims to develop a roadmap of the future of health technology, by deep-diving into the emerging technologies and showcasing the current platforms, solutions and players. The ultimate goal is to build a comprehensive guide where those interested can learn about latest research and application of emerging technologies in medicine, e.g. 3D printing, AI, Virtual & Augmented Realities, Robotics & Bionics, Wearables & Sensors as well as cutting edge IT solutions such as blockchain.
Verband 3DDruck e.V.
The 3D Printing Association adopts a comprehensive cross-sector approach, sees itself as a non-partisan think tank and is prepared to form strategic alliances with all stakeholders who are committed to the development of additive manufacturing in Germany and throughout the rest of Europe.
The 3D Printing Association, Lobby Group for 3D Printing Technology was founded in Berlin in May 2016. The goal is to represent the many-faceted interests of the 3D printing technology (additive manufacturing) sector in interaction with political bodies, society and the media and to act as the voice of our members engaged in research, development and application of this technology. In our view it also includes giving our members the opportunity for networking, informing opinion leaders and the public at large via discussions, projects and events about the wide variety of topics relating to additive manufacturing and monitoring national and international developments and to bring them into the discussion in the interests of these members. Finally we also plan to support training and further training projects in this field of technology.
VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.)
The VDMA (German Engineering Federation) is the largest industry association in Europe with over 3,100 members ranging from small to medium firms offering high precision engineering, measuring and testing technology, precision tools, machine tools and manufacturing systems and much more in between.
They have branch offices in Berlin and Brussels as well as liaison offices in Brazil, China, India, Japan and Russia and work to represent the shared economic, technical and scientific interests of their members, especially with respect to national and international authorities and business groups.
The Working Group Medical Technology comprises of medical device manufacturers, research institutes and engineering companies. It is the platform within the VDMA regarding production technology and components for medical devices.