Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Industrial and academic researchers have recently examined the use of novel manufacturing technologies to overcome the limitations associated with conventional manufacturing processes. For example, technologies that involve fabrication of three-dimensional structures through additive joining of materials in a layer-by-layer manner have garnered significant interest from the biomedical manufacturing community. This track will consider recent developments in coating, surface modification, machining and additive manufacturing of biomedical materials, as well as other novel manufacturing processes. Use of these technologies for processing materials used to make implants, medical instruments, biosensors, drug delivery devices, tissue engineering scaffolds, and other medical devices will be considered.
Track Chair: Roger Narayan, University of North Carolina, USA