April 18–19, 2018Boston Convention & Exhibition CenterBoston, MA

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Prototyping & Low-Volume Production for Medical Applications


Peter Douglass (Director of Technical Operations, Proto Labs, Inc.)

Location: 160 A

Date: Thursday, April 19

Time: 11:00am - 11:45am

Pass Type: Conference (Paid) - Get your pass now!

Conference Track: Biomed Track A: R&D

Vault Recording: TBD

Developing parts and devices for the medical industry is a challenging, high-stakes process where speed and accuracy are critical to success. Evaluating new product designs and materials, iterating those designs fast when needed, and selecting suppliers that can quickly, consistently and cost-effectively provide prototypes and low-volume production, are important factors in attaining this success.

Topics covered will include:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of rapid manufacturing versus traditional manufacturing
  • Selecting the right process for your prototype from 3D-printing to injection molding
  • Reviewing the limitations of prototypes and how they can effectively be tested and utilized in the development process