Additive Manufacturing in Healthcare

Additive Manufacturing in Healthcare
Author: Godfrey C. Onwubolu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 9780128181362
ISBN 13: 0128181362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Additive Manufacturing in Healthcare Book Review:

Additive Manufacturing in Healthcare: A Practical Perspective offers practitioners the "practical know-how" to enable the use of different technologies involved in additively joining materials to form tangible parts based on computer-aided design (CAD) models for both healthcare and biomedical engineering applications. Additive Manufacturing is a completely disruptive technology that is growing exponentially in medicine and dentistry. Written for practitioners in the healthcare sector who are not familiar with this new technology, this book provides an easy-to-understand workflow that covers, for example, how to move from segmentation to 3D reconstruction and even 3D printed parts of human anatomy. Offers readers an in-depth look into the practical workflows that show "how" additive manufacturing is applied to satisfy end-use requirements Includes more than 300 step-by-step figures across healthcare and biomedical engineering Explores how additive manufacturing can be applied across the healthcare sector (medicine, digital dentistry, orthotics and prosthetics), also exploring key barriers to implementation

Additive Manufacturing Developments in Training and Education

Additive Manufacturing     Developments in Training and Education
Author: Eujin Pei,Mario Monzón,Alain Bernard
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2018-06-30
ISBN 10: 331976084X
ISBN 13: 9783319760841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Additive Manufacturing Developments in Training and Education Book Review:

This book provides an overview of training and teaching methods, as well as education strategies, for Additive Manufacturing (AM) and its application in different business sectors. It presents real-world applications and case studies to demonstrate the key practical and theoretical fundamentals of AM training, written by international experts from the field. Additive Manufacturing is a rapidly developing technology, and having a well-trained workforce is essential. Accordingly, readers are introduced to new training approaches and recent breakthroughs that can facilitate and accelerate the design, application and implementation of AM. The book’s contributors discuss many topics to provide readers a fundamental grasp of AM, including: · collaboration among educational bodies, and between industry and governments; · strategies for implementing AM training; · new teaching methods; · training programs that provide alternative employment choices; · the need for certification by professional bodies; and · promoting awareness of AM in society. This book offers an excellent source of information for researchers and industrial engineers who are interested in expanding their AM expertise, and learning how to implement it. It will also be of interest to readers who want to learn about the practicalities of adopting training and teaching for AM.

A Focus on 3D Printing for Healthcare Applications

A Focus on 3D Printing for Healthcare Applications
Author: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-10-28
ISBN 10: 1785608827
ISBN 13: 9781785608827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Focus on 3D Printing for Healthcare Applications Book Review:

A Focus on 3D Printing for Healthcare Applications is an indispensable collection of articles for anyone interested in additive manufacturing and prosthetics. 3D printing has huge potential to deliver tailored healthcare solutions. Find out some of the reasons why by reading this collection.

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Technologies

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Technologies
Author: L. Jyothish Kumar,Pulak M. Pandey,David Ian Wimpenny
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2018-08-02
ISBN 10: 9811303053
ISBN 13: 9789811303050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Technologies Book Review:

This book presents a selection of papers on advanced technologies for 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and demonstrates how these technologies have changed the face of direct, digital technologies for the rapid production of models, prototypes and patterns. Because of their wide range of applications, 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies have sparked a powerful new industrial revolution in the field of manufacturing. The evolution of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies has changed design, engineering and manufacturing processes across such diverse industries as consumer products, aerospace, medical devices and automotive engineering. This book will help designers, R&D personnel, and practicing engineers grasp the latest developments in the field of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.

Service Business Model Innovation in Healthcare and Hospital Management

Service Business Model Innovation in Healthcare and Hospital Management
Author: Mario A. Pfannstiel,Christoph Rasche
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-12-16
ISBN 10: 3319464124
ISBN 13: 9783319464121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Service Business Model Innovation in Healthcare and Hospital Management Book Review:

This book demonstrates how to successfully manage and lead healthcare institutions by employing the logic of business model innovation to gain competitive advantages. Since clerk-like routines in professional organizations tend to overlook patient and service-centered healthcare solutions, it challenges the view that competition and collaboration in the healthcare sector should not only incorporate single-end services, therapies or diagnosis related groups. Moreover, the authors focus on holistic business models, which place greater emphasis on customer needs and put customers and patients first. The holistic business models approach addresses topics such as business operations, competitiveness, strategic business objectives, opportunities and threats, critical success factors and key performance indicators.The contributions cover various aspects of service business innovation such as reconfiguring the hospital business model in healthcare delivery, essential characteristics of service business model innovation in healthcare, guided business modeling and analysis for business professionals, patient-driven service delivery models in healthcare, and continuous and co-creative business model creation. All of the contributions introduce business models and strategies, process innovations, and toolkits that can be applied at the managerial level, ensuring the book will be of interest to healthcare professionals, hospital managers and consultants, as well as scholars, whose focus is on improving value-generating and competitive business architectures in the healthcare sector.

3D Printing Will Rock the World

3D Printing Will Rock the World
Author: John Hornick
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2015-12-04
ISBN 10: 9781516946792
ISBN 13: 1516946790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing Will Rock the World Book Review:

The digital manufacturing revolution is upon us, and at its current center is the 3D printer. Arguably the most powerful machine ever invented, its possibilities are endless. In 3D Printing Will Rock the World, author John Hornick presents an insightful look at how 3D printing could potentially change the planet. said "John Hornick's '3D Printing Will Rock the World' Rocks." called it a "must read." To see what industry experts say, see the back cover. With chapters titled "Morphing Manufacturing," "Merging Science and Nature," "Shrinking the World and Bringing Jobs Home," "3D Printing New Kinds of Crime," and "Rocking Kids' Futures," Hornick discusses a wide range of topics, including the impact of 3D printing on business and personal life, how mass production could be replaced with production by the masses, 3D printing's legal (and illegal) side effects, and how today's kids will 3D print our future. For fans of Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman and Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson, this visionary book is an essential addition to the library of CEOs, investors, makers, and anyone interested in the future of manufacturing.

3D Printing in Medicine

3D Printing in Medicine
Author: Deepak M Kalaskar
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2017-04-17
ISBN 10: 0081007264
ISBN 13: 9780081007266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing in Medicine Book Review:

3D Printing in Medicine examines the emerging market of 3D-printed biomaterials and its clinical applications. With a particular focus on both commercial and premarket tools, the book looks at their applications within medicine and the future outlook for the field. The book begins with a discussion of the fundamentals of 3D printing, including topics such as materials, and hardware. Chapters go on to cover applications within medicine such as computational analysis of 3D printed constructs, personalized 3D printing and 3D cell and organ printing. The concluding chapters in the book review the applications of 3D printing in diagnostics, drug development, 3D-printed disease models and 3D printers for surgical practice. With a strong focus on the translation of 3D printing technology to a clinical setting, this book is a valuable resource for scientists and engineers working in biomaterial, biomedical, and nanotechnology based industries and academia. Provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of all the medical applications of 3D printing biomaterials and technologies Focuses on the emerging market of 3D printed biomaterials in clinical applications Reviews both commercial and under development materials, tools, their applications, and future evolution

Handbook of Research on Optimizing Healthcare Management Techniques

Handbook of Research on Optimizing Healthcare Management Techniques
Author: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2019-12-27
ISBN 10: 179981372X
ISBN 13: 9781799813729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Optimizing Healthcare Management Techniques Book Review:

Healthcare is noted for using leading-edge technologies and embracing new scientific discoveries to enable better cures for diseases and better means to enable early detection of most life-threatening diseases. However, the healthcare industry globally, and in the US specifically, has been extremely slow to adopt technologies that focus on better practice management and administrative needs. Presently, healthcare is grappling with many challenges both nationally and globally, including escalating costs, a move to a preventative care environment, and a technologically savvy patient with high expectations. The Handbook of Research on Optimizing Healthcare Management Techniques is a pivotal reference source that provides an extensive and rich compilation of various ICT initiatives and examines the role that ICT plays and will play in the future of healthcare delivery. It represents ways in which healthcare delivery can be made superior and the healthcare industry can begin to address the major challenges it faces in the 21st century so that ultimately the most important person in the web of healthcare players, the patient, can be confident about receiving high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. While highlighting topics such as e-health, medical informatics, and patient value, this publication explores the role of supportive technologies as well as the methods of focused, patient-centric outcomes. This book is ideally designed for doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, medical staff, hospital directors, medical boards, IT consultants, health practitioners, academicians, researchers, and students.

Reflections on Bioethics

Reflections on Bioethics
Author: Jose Antonio Morales-Gonzalez,Eugenia Aguilar Nájera
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2018-06-27
ISBN 10: 178923218X
ISBN 13: 9781789232189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections on Bioethics Book Review:

The book Reflections on Bioethics is an effort that brings together works grouped into five sections: "Bioethics and Health", "Bioethics and Education", "Bioethics and Technology", "Bioethics in the Use of Experimental Animals",and "Selected Topics of Bioethics". In each of these sections, the fundamental concepts of bioethics and their relationship with each of these branches of knowledge are covered. The purpose is to give the reader a specific document of topics, it is not intended to be a treaty because the study of any of the five sections is very broad. However, this is an effort that manages to combine in interdisciplinary subjects that are fundamental for professionals of all fields of knowledge.

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing
Author: T.S. Srivatsan,T.S. Sudarshan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2015-09-25
ISBN 10: 1498714781
ISBN 13: 9781498714785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Additive Manufacturing Book Review:

Get Ready for the Future of Additive Manufacturing Additive Manufacturing: Innovations, Advances, and Applications explores the emerging field of additive manufacturing (AM)—the use of 3D printing to make prototype parts on demand. Often referred to as the third industrial revolution, AM offers many advantages over traditional manufacturing. This process enables users to quickly build three-dimensional objects from the bottom-up, adding material one cross-sectional layer at a time directly from a computer model. This book provides a clear overview of specific technologies related to AM. It covers existing and emerging techniques in AM in use for a wide spectrum of manufacturing applications, and highlights the advantages of each technique with specific references to technological applications. Introduces Valuable Processes for Making Prototype Parts among Manufacturers of Many Types The book outlines many of the processes developed using various materials ranging from metals to plastics, and composites to human tissue. It presents recent innovations and potential viable applications that include: near-net shape capabilities, superior design, geometric flexibility, innovations in fabrication using multiple materials, and reduced tooling and fixturing. It also introduces several illustrations and case studies that focus on the present and far-reaching applications, developments, and future prospects of AM technologies. Written by renowned experts in their fields, this book: Covers the reactive inkjet printing of nylon materials relevant to AM Discusses the AM of metals using the techniques of free space deposition and selective laser melting Provides a comparison between AM materials and human tissues Addresses the use of AM for medical devices and drug and cell delivery Focuses on the relevance of AM to rare earth magnets and more Additive Manufacturing: Innovations, Advances, and Applications emphasizes the use of AM commensurate with advances in technical applications, and provides a solid background on the fundamentals and principles of this rapidly developing field.

3D Printing Technology in Nanomedicine

3D Printing Technology in Nanomedicine
Author: Nabeel Ahmad,P. Gopinath,Rajiv Dutta
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2019-03-30
ISBN 10: 0128158913
ISBN 13: 9780128158913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing Technology in Nanomedicine Book Review:

3D Printing Technology in Nanomedicine provides an integrated and introductory look into the rapidly evolving field of nanobiotechnology. It demystifies the processes of commercialization and discusses legal and regulatory considerations. With a focus on nanoscale processes and biomedical applications, users will find this to be a comprehensive resource on how 3D printing can be utilized in a range of areas, including the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of human diseases. Examines the emerging market of 3D-printed biomaterials and their clinical applications, with a particular focus on both commercial and premarket tools Examines the promising market of 3D-printed nanoparticles, nanomaterial, biomaterials, composite nanomaterial and their clinical applications in the cardiovascular and chemotherapy realms Develops the concept of integrating different technologies along the hierarchical structure of biological systems

3D Printing of Pharmaceuticals

3D Printing of Pharmaceuticals
Author: Abdul W. Basit,Simon Gaisford
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN 10: 3319907557
ISBN 13: 9783319907550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing of Pharmaceuticals Book Review:

3D printing is forecast to revolutionise the pharmaceutical sector, changing the face of medicine development, manufacture and use. Potential applications range from pre-clinical drug development and dosage form design through to the fabrication of functionalised implants and regenerative medicine. Within clinical pharmacy practice, printing technologies may finally lead to the concept of personalised medicines becoming a reality. This volume aims to be the definitive resource for anyone thinking of developing or using 3D printing technologies in the pharmaceutical sector, with a strong focus on the translation of printing technologies to a clinical setting. This text brings together leading experts to provide extensive information on an array of 3D printing techniques, reviewing the current printing technologies in the pharmaceutical manufacturing supply chain, in particular, highlighting the state-of-the-art applications in medicine and discussing modern drug product manufacture from a regulatory perspective. This book is a highly valuable resource for a range of demographics, including academic researchers and the pharmaceutical industry, providing a comprehensive inventory detailing the current and future applications of 3D printing in pharmaceuticals. Abdul W. Basit is Professor of Pharmaceutics at the UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London. Abdul’s research sits at the interface between pharmaceutical science and gastroenterology, forging links between basic science and clinical outcomes. He leads a large and multidisciplinary research group, and the goal of his work is to further the understanding of gastrointestinal physiology by fundamental research. So far, this knowledge has been translated into the design of new technologies and improved disease treatments, many of which are currently in late-stage clinical trials. He has published over 350 papers, book chapters and abstracts and delivered more than 250 invited research presentations. Abdul is also a serial entrepreneur and has filed 25 patents and founded 3 pharmaceutical companies (Kuecept, Intract Pharma, FabRx). Abdul is a frequent speaker at international conferences, serves as a consultant to many pharmaceutical companies and is on the advisory boards of scientific journals, healthcare organisations and charitable bodies. He is the European Editor of the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. Abdul was the recipient of the Young Investigator Award in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and is the only non-North American scientist to receive this award. He was also the recipient of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS) award. Simon Gaisford holds a Chair in Pharmaceutics and is Head of the Department of Pharmaceutics at the UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London. He has published 110 papers, 8 book chapters and 4 authored books. His research is focused on novel technologies for manufacturing medicines, particularly using ink-jet printing and 3D printing, and he is an expert in the physico-chemical characterisation of compounds and formulations with thermal methods and calorimetry.

Design for Health

Design for Health
Author: Emmanuel Tsekleves,Rachel Cooper
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN 10: 1317152506
ISBN 13: 9781317152507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design for Health Book Review:

One of the most complex global challenges is improving wellbeing and developing strategies for promoting health or preventing ‘illbeing’ of the population. The role of designers in indirectly supporting the promotion of healthy lifestyles or in their contribution to illbeing has emerged. This means designers now need to consider, both morally and ethically, how they can ensure that they ‘do no harm’ and that they might deliberately decide to promote healthy lifestyles and therefore prevent ill health. Design for Health illustrates the history of the development of design for health, the various design disciplines and domains to which design has contributed. Through 26 case studies presented in this book, the authors reveal a plethora of design research methodologies and research methods employed in design for health. The editors also present, following a thematic analysis of the book chapters, seven challenges and seven areas of opportunity that designers are called upon to address within the context of healthcare. Furthermore, five emergent trends in design in healthcare are presented and discussed. This book will be of interest to students of design as well as designers and those working to improve the quality of healthcare.

3D Printing in Medicine

3D Printing in Medicine
Author: Frank J. Rybicki,Gerald T. Grant
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2017-09-27
ISBN 10: 3319619241
ISBN 13: 9783319619248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing in Medicine Book Review:

This book describes the fundamentals of three-dimensional (3D) printing, addresses the practical aspects of establishing a 3D printing service in a medical facility, and explains the enormous potential value of rendering images as 3D printed models capable of providing tactile feedback and tangible information on both anatomic and pathologic states. Individual chapters also focus on selected areas of applications for 3D printing, including musculoskeletal, craniomaxillofacial, cardiovascular, and neurosurgery applications. Challenges and opportunities related to training, materials and equipment, and guidelines are addressed, and the overall costs of a 3D printing lab and the balancing of these costs against clinical benefits are discussed. Radiologists, surgeons, and other physicians will find this book to be a rich source of information on the practicalities and expanding medical applications of 3D printing.

Additive Manufacturing Implementation in Healthcare Systems

Additive Manufacturing Implementation in Healthcare Systems
Author: K. Chaldoupis
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1079284015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Industrializing Additive Manufacturing Proceedings of Additive Manufacturing in Products and Applications AMPA2017

Industrializing Additive Manufacturing   Proceedings of Additive Manufacturing in Products and Applications   AMPA2017
Author: Mirko Meboldt,Christoph Klahn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 3319668668
ISBN 13: 9783319668666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrializing Additive Manufacturing Proceedings of Additive Manufacturing in Products and Applications AMPA2017 Book Review:

These proceedings exchange ideas and knowledge among engineers, designers and managers on how to support real-world value chains by developing additive manufactured series products. The papers from the conference show a holistic, multidisciplinary view.

Report On General Laws Relative To Combinations Commonly Known As Trusts 1888 89

Report  On General Laws Relative To Combinations Commonly Known As Trusts  1888 89
Author: New York (State) General Laws Committee
Publsiher: Wentworth Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN 10: 9781011552016
ISBN 13: 1011552019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Report On General Laws Relative To Combinations Commonly Known As Trusts 1888 89 Book Review:

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Standards Quality Control and Measurement Sciences in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Standards  Quality Control  and Measurement Sciences in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
Author: Chee Kai Chua,Chee How Wong,Wai Yee Yeong
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2017-06-03
ISBN 10: 0128134909
ISBN 13: 9780128134900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Standards Quality Control and Measurement Sciences in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Book Review:

Standards, Quality Control and Measurement Sciences in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing addresses the critical elements of the standards and measurement sciences in 3D printing to help readers design and create safe, reliable products of high quality. With 3D printing revolutionizing the process of manufacturing in a wide range of products, the book takes key features into account, such as design and fabrication and the current state and future potentials and opportunities in the field. In addition, the book provides an in-depth analysis on the importance of standards and measurement sciences. With self-test exercises at the end of each chapter, readers can improve their ability to take up challenges and become proficient in a number of topics related to 3D printing, including software usage, materials specification and benchmarking. Helps the reader understand the quality framework tailored for 3D printing processes Explains data format and process control in 3D printing Provides an overview of different materials and characterization methods Covers benchmarking and metrology for 3D printing

Additive Manufacturing of Metals

Additive Manufacturing of Metals
Author: John O. Milewski
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2017-06-28
ISBN 10: 3319582054
ISBN 13: 9783319582054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Additive Manufacturing of Metals Book Review:

This engaging volume presents the exciting new technology of additive manufacturing (AM) of metal objects for a broad audience of academic and industry researchers, manufacturing professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, hobbyists, and artists. Innovative applications ranging from rocket nozzles to custom jewelry to medical implants illustrate a new world of freedom in design and fabrication, creating objects otherwise not possible by conventional means. The author describes the various methods and advanced metals used to create high value components, enabling readers to choose which process is best for them. Of particular interest is how harnessing the power of lasers, electron beams, and electric arcs, as directed by advanced computer models, robots, and 3D printing systems, can create otherwise unattainable objects. A timeline depicting the evolution of metalworking, accelerated by the computer and information age, ties AM metal technology to the rapid evolution of global technology trends. Charts, diagrams, and illustrations complement the text to describe the diverse set of technologies brought together in the AM processing of metal. Extensive listing of terms, definitions, and acronyms provides the reader with a quick reference guide to the language of AM metal processing. The book directs the reader to a wealth of internet sites providing further reading and resources, such as vendors and service providers, to jump start those interested in taking the first steps to establishing AM metal capability on whatever scale. The appendix provides hands-on example exercises for those ready to engage in experiential self-directed learning.

Advances in Additive Manufacturing Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping

Advances in Additive Manufacturing  Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping
Author: Massimo Di Nicolantonio,Emilio Rossi,Thomas Alexander
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 671
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 303020216X
ISBN 13: 9783030202163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Additive Manufacturing Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping Book Review:

This book discusses the latest advances in digital modeling systems (DMSs) and additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. It covers applications of networked technologies, ubiquitous computing, new materials and hybrid production systems, discussing how they are changing the processes of conception, modeling and production of products and systems of product. The book emphasizes ergonomic and sustainability issues, as well as timely topics such as DMSs and AM in Industry 4.0, DMSs and AM in developing countries, DMSs and AM in extreme environments, thus highlighting future trends and promising scenarios for further developing those technologies. Based on the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Additive Manufacturing, Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping, held on July 24-28, 2019, in Washington D.C., USA, the book is intended as source of inspiration for researchers, engineers and stakeholders, and to foster interdisciplinary and international collaborations between them.