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The SME Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Workgroup collaborates to identify challenges, develop resources, and to facilitate changes to support anyone using the technologies for medical/biomedical applications. The workgroup members represent medical device manufacturers, clinicians, technology providers and more to provide a multiperspective approach to all projects and discussions.

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting at RAPID + TCT 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM (tentative) | April 25, 2018
Location TBD | Fort Worth, Texas
AGENDA: Project updates, Annual Meeting priorities
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Medical AM/3DP Resources: By addressing challenges, identifying existing resources, or developing new resources, the workgroup makes information available through SME at

DICOM Standard: In 2015, the workgroup identified a need to have the DICOM (medical imaging data) file better integrate with the needs of 3D printing. A representative of MITA joined the workgroup and conducted a needs analysis. With the support of the SME group, a proposal was submitted to the DICOM Steering Committee to address the issue. Since December 2016, WG-17 3D Manufacturing has been working to update the DICOM standard to encapsulate STL and other file types. For more information on their work, visit

Medical Applications Scope: The group annually updates the scope document that covers most uses of AM/3DP in medicine. This helps understand similarities and unique challenges, providing a guide for activities and priorities. To access the scope document, click HERE.

Workforce Development: Recognizing the unique set of skills (combining medicine and engineering) needed, the workgroup has developed templates for technician and engineering roles for device manufacturers and point-of-care (clinical) manufacturers. These are intended to be used by employers as well as those developing training.

Quality & Standards:

Annual Review of Medical Application of AM/3DP: The work group is using a combination of surveys, personal interviews, literature review, and discussions to provide an annual review of developments and trends.

Conferences & Outreach: Each year, the workgroup develops workshops and conference sessions for the Medical Manufacturing Innovations program at RAPID + TCT.

Building Evidence for 3D Printing Applications in Medicine: Connect all key stakeholders (e.g., clinical, scientific, medical device) to share best practices and identify effective methodologies and reliable protocols to increase impact of all studies being conducted. More

Workgroup Members

  • Justin Adams PhD, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University
  • Amy Alexander, Biomedical Engineer, Mayo Clinic
  • Anthony Atala MD, Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Travis Bellicchi, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Danielle Beski, Application Engineer, Materialise
  • Matthew Bramlet, Director, Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center at OSF
  • Andres Cabezas, CEO, Dimensional Medical Technologies
  • Brent Chanin, CEO, CTO,
  • Andy Christensen, Advisory Board Member, LimbForge
  • Kenneth Church, Research Scientist, nScrypt
  • Meghan Coakley PhD, Project lead, NIH 3D Print Exchange, NIH
  • James Coburn, Sr. Research Engineer, FDA
  • Michael Coleman, Development Engineer, HCL America
  • Brent Cross, Simulation Engineer II, OSF HealthCare Systems
  • Ayanna-Rene De Noon, Mechanical Engineer/Instructor, The University of the West Indies
  • David Dean PhD, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
  • Carl Dekker, President, Met-L-Flo
  • Matthew DiPrima, Materials Scientist, Food and Drug Administration
  • Quo Tuan Duong, Sales Representative, Miller 3D
  • Dima Elissa, CEO, Founder, VisMed3D
  • Alejandro Espinoza Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center
  • David Fay, Core Manager, Institute for Engineering Medicine 3DP Core, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Dan Fritzinger, Engineering Team Lead-TruMatch, Depuy Synthes
  • Michael Gaisford, Director of Marketing, Stratasys
  • Laura Gilmour, Medical Account Manager & Business Development, EOS of North America
  • Axel Guenther PhD, Associate Professor/Centre Director, University of Toronto
  • Chuck Hansford, Director Advanced Material Processing, Tecomet
  • Ola Harryson PhD, Professor, North Carolina State University
  • Irene Healey, Founder, Principal, New Attitude Prosthetics Designs
  • Jennifer Herron, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Peyton Hopson, Engineering Fellow, Johnson & Johnson
  • Adam Jakus, Hartwell Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
  • Joseph Johnnie, Design Engineer, Medivators
  • Sumanas Jordan MD, PhD, Plastic Surgery Fellow
  • Shay Kilby, Anaplastologist, NYU Langone
  • Mukesh Kumar PhD, Director, Advanced Process Technology Group, Biomet
  • Geoff Lai, Sr. Product Development Engineer, Mighty Oak Medical
  • Shuai Leng PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Physics, Mayo Clinic
  • Chris Letrong, 3D Technologist, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Peter Liacouras PhD, Director of Services, 3DMAC, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Dave MacCutcheon, VP Product Management, TeraRecon
  • Gaurav Manchanda, Strategy + Partnerships Lead, Healthcare, Formlabs
  • Marcelo Martinez, Manager, Grado Cuatro SRL
  • Jane Matsumoto MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Robert Michalik JD, RAC, FDA Regulatory Attorney, RegulatoryPro
  • Angie Mines, Product Development Engineer, Smith & Nephew
  • Jonathan Morris, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Robert Morrison MD, Clinical Instructor and Fellow in Laryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Reese Myers, Senior Director, Innovation and Technology, Tecomet, Inc
  • Roger Narayan, Professor, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Allan Noordvyk, Executive Director of Research, Change Healthcare
  • Sam Onukuri, Sr. Fellow & Head, Johnson & Johnson
  • Godfrey Onwuboli PhD, President, Delta Additive Manufacturing
  • Ibrahim Ozbolat PhD, Associate Professor, Penn State University
  • Martin Petrak, President and CEO, Orthopaedic Innovation Centre
  • Todd Pietila, Sr. Business Development Manager-Hospital 3D Printing, Materialise
  • John Procter, JMPro Innovation
  • Michael Raphael, CEO, Direct Dimensions
  • Justin Ryan, Research Scientist, Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Frank Rybicki MD, PhD, Professor, Chair and Chief, Department of Radiology, The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus
  • Ben Salatin, Clinical Rehabilitation Engineer, US Department of Veterans Affairs / Albuquerque Veterans Hospital
  • Janelle Schrot , Biomedical Engineering Business Development Manager, Materialise USA
  • Ramille Shah PhD, Assistant Professor, Surgery (Transplant Division), Northwestern University
  • Tim Simpson, Professor, Penn State University
  • Filip Stockmans MD, Professor, KU Leuven
  • Kim Torluemke, VP Quality & Regulatory, Healthcare, 3D Systems
  • Fried Vancraen, CEO, Materialise
  • Jos Vander Sloten PhD, Chairman, KU Leuven
  • Nicole Wake, PhD Candidate, New York University School of Medicine
  • Katie Weimer, Vice President, Medical Device Healthcare, 3D Systems
  • Robert Wesley, 3D Printing Engineer, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Neil Willner, Attorney, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP
  • Atif Yardimci PhD, Exponent