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Renishaw brings craniomaxillofacial 3D printing expertise to ADT 

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Advanced Digital Technology (ADT) Foundation Conference, Renishaw had showcased its medical additive manufacturing (AM) knowledge and experience. The Conference was held at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK on June 15th, explored the future role of innovative digital technologies in head and neck reconstruction.

The conference focused on cross-discipline research in reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, including additive manufacturing, augmented reality and tissue engineering. Attendees presented their work and saw how others are developing pioneering techniques in the field. A series of workshops gave the attendees an insight into the advancing technology and how it is impacting medicine.

On that day, Renishaw introduced visitors to its additive manufacturing software and hardware for head and neck reconstruction. The company is the only UK manufacturer of metal 3D printing systems, which can be used to produce patient specific craniomaxillofacial implants. Visitors to ADT are also introduced to its software package ADEPT, which streamlines implant design.

“There is a growing interest in the head and neck reconstruction area for metal additive manufacturing,” explained Ed Littlewood, Marketing Manager at Renishaw's Medical and Dental Products Division. “For this interest to become a reality, medical professionals must find the right partner. Renishaw is already working with a number of surgeons across the UK and Europe to help them improve outcomes.

“The ADT Conference provides a platform for us to engage forward-thinking surgeons to partner with, as well as to educate the industry on the benefits of additive manufacturing,” added Littlewood. “Increased understanding and awareness will help AM technology to reach its full potential to benefit surgeons, hospitals and most importantly patients.”

 

For more information, visit Renishaw Oceania Pty Ltd

 

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