Carsten Engel at TEDxLiege: 3D printing & medical applications

Posted on 12. Jan, 2015 by in 3D Printing, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental

Carsten Engel of the University of Brussels (ULB) is a biomedical engineer and currently works as a researcher at SIRRIS (Collective Centre of the Belgian Technology Industry) which has the biggest European Additive Manufacturing machine parc. His main work involves R&D projects in the field of biomedical and aerospace applications. He worked on specific cases (for example the total jaw replacement in Titanium fully patient-custom) in order to help surgeons in the field of biomedical 3D Printing using various biocompatible materials. He is currently finishing a thesis for his MBA where the topic involves the strategic positioning & the viability of a startup company in the field of metal Additive Manufacturing — 3D Printing for the aerospace sector.

3D Printing continues to advance and medical purposes are helping to lead the front.  Ears, prosthetic and more are now being printed in local medical offices.  Dentistry is catching on to 3D printing as well.  3D printing uses in dentistry include customized crowns, abutments, implants and more.

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