Recent advancements in additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) technologies have attracted a lot of attention to their application in a variety of bio-medical components and devices because of the unique capability of fabricating complex or heterogeneous structures and custom-made parts. This symposium will address the latest achievements, trends, issues, challenges, and opportunities of additive manufacturing and related technologies of ceramics and other materials for bio-applications that are critically needed for future medical technologies.

This symposium will provide an excellent forum to share ideas and visions on these technologies, and grow interaction and friendship among participants from academia and industry around the world. We invite all of you to take advantage of the opportunity to visit the great city of Vancouver and actively participate in this symposium.

Proposed sessions

  • Materials for bioceramic additive manufacturing
  • Novel processes for additive manufacturing for bio-applications
  • Additive manufacturing systems for ceramics and other materials: stereolithography, fused deposition modeling, powder bed fusion process, inkjet printing, selective laser sintering, and emerging additive manufacturing technologies
  • Multi-material additive manufacturing technologies
  • 3D printed ceramics devices with bio-applications: orthopedic, maxillofacial, dental, etc.


  • Hui-suk Yun, Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), Korea,
  • Paolo Colombo, University of Padova, Italy
  • Julian R. Jones, Imperial College London, UK
  • Martin Schwentenwein, Lithoz GmbH, Austria
  • Cho-Pei Jiang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Xiaoyong Tian, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China