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Additive manufacture as a tool to create live in 3D Workshop

July 26-27, 2017

CEITEC, Brno-Czech Republic

ABOUT: The aim of the workshop is to bring together local and foreign scientist in fields of engineering, biology and clinicians interested on of biomaterials, tissue engineering and stem cells to present and discuss their latest scientific developments and find how additive manufacturing can solve real clinical problems. We expect the establishment of strong research collaborations and deep overview of the state of the art.

WHO: Confirmed distinguished speakers include Prof. Maria-Pau Ginebra (UPC-Spain), Prof. Xavier Gil (UPC-Spain), Prof. Aleš Hampl (FM-MU, Czech Republic), David Salamon Ph.D. (CEITEC-BUT, Czech Republic) and David Paloušek (FME-BUT, Czech Republic).  

SUPPORT: This action has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action and it is co-financed by the South Moravian Region under grant agreement no. 665860.  

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The attendance to the workshop is free of charge. Please register by sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Great success of the Additive Manufacturing European Forum (AMEF 2016)

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The 3D printing revolution and the Dental sector

November 30th, 2016 from 9.00 to 13.00

Hotel Leopold in Brussels, 35 Rue du Luxembourg

The EFDD Group of the European Parliament is organizing the conference “THE 3D PRINTING REVOLUTION AND THE DENTAL SECTOR:  OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND FUTURE APPLICATIONS” on Wednesday November 30th from 9.30 to 13.00, at the Hotel Leopold in Brussels (Belgium), with the participation of the S&D Group and the patronage of AIO, representatives from the European Commission, the Council of the European Dentists (CED), the Italian Dental Association (AIO), the Federation of the European Dental Industry (FIDE) and speakers from the main 3D printing/Additive Manufacturing companies.

Additive manufacturing and the Dental Sector

The medical and dental sectors represent around 13.1% usage of Additive Manufacturing (Wohlers, Report 2015, p.21) and are particularly driven by mass customisation and personalisation. AM offers the possibility to have a simplified production chain obtaining fully dense and porous structures that allow better fixation of implants: tens of thousands of 3DP-fabricated metal implants are in fact produced every year.
Invisalignâ dental braces but also crowns are probably the most well-known 3D-printed products. Braces are produced indirectly: thus, first the moulds are 3D-printed and then the braces are manufactured using these moulds. The main driver to use 3D-printing is its capability for mass customisation.

Several millions of moulds are printed every year and a similar approach is used for producing dental crowns, an application started years ago with the production of dental restorations such as veneers, inlays, crowns and bridges using dental CAD-CAM systems

The reducing cost of processing power will ensure that these developments will continue thanks also to the introduction of a new range of digital intra-oral scanners. With regard to the manufacture of prostheses this is currently dominated by subtractive machining technology but it is inevitable that the additive processing routes of layered fabrication will start to have an impact.

Registration is free but seats are limited and pre-registration is required
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The event is co-hosted by two Members of the European Parliament from two political groups: Dario Tamburrano (EFDD) and Patrizia Toja (S&D) and is divided in two sessions.

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