Plenary Session

How to design and manufacture just-in-time what the surgeon precisely needs?


Einstein ABC March 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

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An-Katrien Braeken

How to design and manufacture just-in-time what the surgeon precisely needs?

Thanks to 3D technology, medicine advancement is taking a step forward, meaning that personalizing surgical treatment is now a reality.

3D-Side took up the challenge to link surgeons to 3D technology! Thanks to 3D software, additive manufacturing and surgical field expertise, 3D-Side has set up a complete ISO13485 workflow in order to plan complex surgeries and provide patient-specific instruments/implants, such as cranial implants and planning for bone surgeries.

The difficulty resides in how to bring this technology into the surgical world: how to design and manufacture just-in-time what the surgeon precisely needs? 3D-Side has developed a platform that enables companies to efficiently commercialize custom-made medical devices, consisting of:

  • a communication tool to interact quickly with surgeons;
  • a design program to create easily custom-made medical devices;
  • a production management interface to manufacture everything just-in-time.

This platform enables the surgeon to send medical scans, visualize the 3D surgical planning and supervise the engineering work through a secured channel, with as main objective to have everything ready for the surgery.

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