The SME Medical Additive Manufacturing Technical Advisory Team collaborates to identify challenges, develop resources and facilitate changes in support of anyone using additive manufacturing technologies for medical and/or biomedical applications.
Showcase additive manufacturing technologies to promote and accelerate adoption within the medical field helping to improve human lives.
Serve as a valuable resource to the medical additive manufacturing community.
The primary responsibility of the SME Medical Additive Manufacturing Technical Advisory Team is to advise SME and its members on key initiatives, activities, policies and strategies related to additive manufacturing in the medical field.
Members of the Medical Additive Manufacturing Technical Advisory Team will use various communication methods to develop, deliver and promote educational products, services, training and standardizations, with the ultimate goal of further advancing the adoption of additive manufacturing in the healthcare field.
Medical Additive Manufacturing Technical Advisory Team advisers serve as “faces of the industry” for SME. They represent various stakeholders within the technical community, including representatives from medical device manufacturers, academia, and healthcare providers. This diversity ensures that multiple perspectives are represented and aligned in projects and strategic objectives.
Digital Manufacturing Challenge
There is a pressing need to deploy engineering solutions for increasing global resilience against natural disasters and climate change. The 2020 Digital Manufacturing Challenge is a call for action to inspire the next generation of engineers to think about ways to deploy engineering design and manufacturing solutions to strengthen the response, mitigation and/or prevention of such disruptive events and envision an optimistic view of robust, sustainable, smart – even agile communities.
The tools of digital manufacturing are many, varied and powerful. They span the nano to the giga scales, transforming our world with data and engineering solutions to meet the needs of both the few and the many – often on demand.
Increasing interoperability, shorter product lifecycles, the ability to simplify or integrate features and functions, while simultaneously reducing size, weight, part count, and the need for rapid deployment are all providing opportunities to demonstrate both the capabilities and possibilities of digital manufacturing.
Students are asked to consider the many aspects of digital manufacturing and how they can enhance sustainability, health, security, and the joy of living through applications combining additive and subtractive manufacturing.
Cross-functional student teams are challenged to go beyond “additive only” to leverage the full power of digital manufacturing through design, analysis and optimization for a higher purpose.