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Additive Manufacturing Applications in the Medical Industry

May 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

[M]EDNEXT, presented by MAGNET in partnership with BioOhio, is a program designed to connect established manufacturing companies to critical biomedical knowledge and resources that will help them diversify their revenue streams by entering the growing medical manufacturing industry to create jobs and strengthen the local and state economy.

The second in a series, this event will be hosted by the HIMSS Innovation Center.



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Join MAGNET and BioOhio in learning how additive manufacturing can bolster production and revolutionize aspects of the biomedical sector!


9:00am: Registration, Breakfast, Networking

9:30 – 9:45: Opening Remarks

Ed Nolan, Vice President of Product Development and Engineering Services, MAGNET

John F. Lewis, Jr., President and CEO, BioOhio

9:45 – 10:00: Overview of the City of Cleveland Economic Development Association Program

Michael Elliott, Project Coordinator, City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development

10:00 – 11:00:  Overview of Additive Manufacturing Techniques

Dave Pierson, Senior Engineer, MAGNET

  • Introduction, basic principles, and the generic AM process
  • Development of additive manufacturing technology
  • Generalized additive manufacturing process chain
  • The 8 steps in additive manufacturing
  • Industries using additive manufacturing and AM around the world
  • Milestones in AM development

11:00-12:00:  The Impact of Additive Manufacturing on Product Development, Part I

Greg Weisberg, Mechanical Engineer, SmartShape Design

Greg Weisberg will discuss how SmartShape Design approaches design for additive manufacturing and the advantages of the process. Learn about the financial side of AM and how it justifies its use. Greg will review past and present medical device components made through additive manufacturing, and major problems that it has solved.

12:00 – 1:00:  Lunch and HIMSS Facility Tours

1:00 – 2:00:  The Impact of Additive Manufacturing on Product Development, Part II

Jamison Float, Senior Biomedical Engineer, Priority Designs

Jamison Float will discuss how Priority Designs is using additive manufacturing in the development process toward the goal of final product development and manufacturing. Learn about past and present medical product design applications, projects, and behind the scenes viewpoints.

2:00 – 2:30: Wrap-up & Networking


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