3dMedlab was delighted to be invited to present at the 2019 Research Bazaar at The University of Melbourne today. This function is run by the university’s Research Platforms and serves to highlight all of the tools and technologies that enable high level collaborative research across disciplines, faculties, and campuses.
Our team got a chance to spread the #MedTech #3dPrinting #Collaboration fairy dust and catch up with our friends at Unimelb’s FabLab, NExtLab and Engineering workshops. We are so lucky to have access to the these facilities and more importantly the brains that reside there.
The 3dMed Australia Conference is now underway and we have an exciting day of talks, interviews and tours coming up. If you can’t be here, then you can follow the conference via our Twitter Hashtag #3dMedAu18. If you are lucky, then someone might live stream part of it, and if you are there then please share like crazy on social media!
Based in Washington state, Jen is founder of the ground-breaking Enable the Future project (e-NABLE) — a philanthropic, multinational, collaborative and grassroots-driven effort to make open-source, self-assembled designs for prosthetic hands and arms which can be 3d-printed at the point of care. This project inspired Austin Health prosthetist Jake Eadie to develop a 3d-printed prosthesis program as part of 3dMedLab.
The 3dMed Australia Conference 2018 is dedicated to exploring the use of 3D technologies in Medicine including 3d-printing, 3d-modelling, virtual reality and augmented reality. Register now to attend, media enquiries welcome.
Have you registered for 3dMed Australia yet? There are 8 days left — head over to our Registration page right now and reserve your ticket to the hottest Medical 3D Printing event in town. Special thanks to multitalented Dr Melanie Tan for making this little video for us!
Did you miss our recent event at RMIT’s Additive Manufacturing Facility with our partners at 3D Heals? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. The video is now online at our YouTube channel… plus don’t forget to subscribe for more updates, including highlights of our upcoming #3dMedAu18 Conference in 9 days time!
Yesterday evening we had the pleasure of presenting at a 3D printing event hosted by RMIT’s Additive Manufacturing Precinct and organised by Sarah Fink and 3dHeals. It started with a tour of the facility followed by an introduction by Prof Ivan Cole on RMIT’s research strategies including some fantastic work in materials technology and lattice design for medical implants.
Jason Chuen from our very own UniMelbAustin Health3dMedLab was up next to share his insights on Medical Applications of 3D Printing including anatomical visualisation, surgical planning, procedural simulation and teaching — together with an emphasis on the need for more cross-disciplinary work between clinicians and engineers.
Next up was Paul D’Urso, founder of Melbourne 3D printing startup Anatomics was next with more information on how just-in-time manufacturing and personalised manufacturing can save transport and operating theatre resources.
This was followed by Neil Anderson, CEO of Oventus Medical who have developed and commercialised a personalised oral mandibular advancement and airway appliance for obstructive sleep apnoea (what a mouthful! 😉) to replace standard CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) masks. Together with CSIRO’s Lab 22 they used 3D printing throughout the prototyping and early manufacturing phases and still rely heavily on it for production and redesign.
Last but not least was Anita Quigley, Senior Research Fellow from the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute who wowed the audience with her work on patient-derived stem cells for 3D printing. Like many other researchers in this field she has had to transition from being a biologist to a materials scientist, highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of this work.
It was great to catch up with so many like-minded researchers and enthusiasts, as well as tour the Additive Manufacturing Precinct at RMIT. Thankyou everyone who came and we hope to see in in October at 3dMed Australia 2018! Remember — get those abstracts in ASAP!
At long last our brand new Ultimaker S5 printer has arrived — we’ve been having lots of fun testing it out. Thanks to Australian suppliers Imaginables for getting it to us so soon after release, though we had to reach deep into our research grant savings jar to pay for it.
Gordon had the pleasure of unboxing and he could not resist making a big deal of it — check out our Instagram Story!
Somehow it has been christened with a name — Ultron 2018. Not sure about that one…
The good news is that the build volume is HUGE and we look forward to giving it a whirl. The dual extruder mechanism has been rock solid for the first few prints and having soluble PVA supports is just heavenly.
One tip — do a firmware update out of the box. We had problems syncing and connecting to Cura Connect until that was done.