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According to a new research report from Albany, NY based Transparency Market Research, the global market for 3-D printing in medical application was valued $354.5 million in 2012 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.4 percent from 2013 to 2019 to reach $965.5 million by 2019.

Additive manufacturing has allowed the successful printing of prosthetics, dental work and hearing aids, which can all be made from plastic or pliable materials and often need to be tailored to a specific patient. New technology will soon be able to print blood vessels, skin, even embryonic stem cells and more.

IQPC's Additive Manufacturing: Medical and Healthcare Conference, taking place on May 19, 2014 in Boston, MA will bring together top university researchers and AM services providers to discuss the latest insights on the future of AM technology specifically within the medical and healthcare field. Gain access to over 15 presentations and network with OEMs and hospitals looking for AM services in the medical community.

What topics will be covered?

  • Quality standards (set by FDA)
  • New materials for medical AM
  • Developments for prosthetics and dental filling
  • Innovations in bio-printing (human tissue)

Hear from High Profile Speakers Including:

  • Dr. Steven Pollack, Director, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, Food and Drug Administration
  • Harry Kleijnen, Manager, Development and Engineering Grids, Philips GTC Netherlands
  • Dr. Tariq Rahman, Head of Pediatric Research and Engineering, Nemours Hospital
  • Chris Korkuch, Senior Development Engineer, Teleflex
  • Herb Caloud, Development Engineer, GE Healthcare
  • And more

For more information or to register, visit:

Additive manufacturing (AM) — referred to as “three-dimensional” or “3D” printing—is a potential game changer with important implications to the DoD and federal government. Because of its ability to produce a wide variety of objects, AM can have significant national security and healthcare implications.

The US government is taking AM seriously and the numbers show this. There are enormous potential benefits to the defense, health and government areas. Specifically, 3D printing provides the chance to build spare parts on demand, maintenance and repair, metal implants and prosthetics. Production times and costs are reduced, lightweight structures can be built and physical inventories can be replaced with digital inventories.

With President Obama's recent creation of the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation - which includes $1 billion in funding for FY 2014 - the time is now to discuss the challenges and opportunities for Additive Manufacturing in a government and defense context.

As a result, IDGA is proud to announce its latest 2-day conference Additive Manufacturing for Government, taking place on December 10-11, 2013 in Washington D.C.

Don't Miss:

  • Presentation from TED fellow Skylar Tibbits on the advances of 4 Dimensional Printing
  • Sponsored demos from the latest additive manufacturing technology providers
  • Sessions from the Departments of Defense, Energy, National Science Foundation, NIST, NASA and more!

What topics will be covered?

  • The current state of advanced manufacturing
  • Development of new Materials for AM
  • The latest developments in 3D and 4D Printing Design software
  • DoD implications and uses for AM

High Profile Speakers Include:

  • Ed Morris, Director, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute
  • Skylar Tibbits, Founder, Self-Assembly Lab and TED Fellow, MIT
  • Dr. Robert Ivester, Acting Director, EERE Advanced Manufacturing Office, Department of Energy
  • Elana Broitman, Principal Deputy to the DAS/D, Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy, Department of Defense
  • Dr. John Slotwinski, Physicist, Science Based Manufacting Group, NIST

Prototype Today readers can receive a 20% discount on the 2-day conference with promo code PT_WB

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