Presentation Title

Biomedical 3D Metal Printed Die

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Location

HUB 302-#55

Type of Presentation

Poster

Abstract

Currently our team is working with Edwards Lifesciences to establish a process to create an automated 3D metal printed tissue cutting die. Currently Edwards Lifesciences receives their tissue cutting dies from an outside vendor. The current dies have a 30%-40% rejection rate and a short operating lifespan. Outsourcing the manufacturing of the dies comes at a loss to Edwards Lifesciences in time and money. We are creating a process that will allow Edwards Lifesciences to 3D metal print a die using Cobalt Chromium. After the 3D printed die is complete an automated robot will introduce the metal die to a chemical milling process which will create a sharp edge. We are researching and constructing methods of 3D metal printing and chemical milling which when combined will result in a sharp and durable die which can be used and potentially refurbished when the edge becomes dull. When completed this 3D metal printed tissue cutting die process will serve very useful to not only Edwards Lifesciences, by reducing their cost to manufacture each die and increasing the quality, but also will show the advancement this fairly new technology can present. By accomplishing this unique process we will be able to show the advancement 3D metal printing and chemical milling can have on the medical field through Edwards Lifesciences. At the conference our team will demonstrate the benefits of 3D metal printing and chemical milling in the area of Biomedical Engineering. Our team will present all research and conceptual designs.

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Biomedical 3D Metal Printed Die

HUB 302-#55

Currently our team is working with Edwards Lifesciences to establish a process to create an automated 3D metal printed tissue cutting die. Currently Edwards Lifesciences receives their tissue cutting dies from an outside vendor. The current dies have a 30%-40% rejection rate and a short operating lifespan. Outsourcing the manufacturing of the dies comes at a loss to Edwards Lifesciences in time and money. We are creating a process that will allow Edwards Lifesciences to 3D metal print a die using Cobalt Chromium. After the 3D printed die is complete an automated robot will introduce the metal die to a chemical milling process which will create a sharp edge. We are researching and constructing methods of 3D metal printing and chemical milling which when combined will result in a sharp and durable die which can be used and potentially refurbished when the edge becomes dull. When completed this 3D metal printed tissue cutting die process will serve very useful to not only Edwards Lifesciences, by reducing their cost to manufacture each die and increasing the quality, but also will show the advancement this fairly new technology can present. By accomplishing this unique process we will be able to show the advancement 3D metal printing and chemical milling can have on the medical field through Edwards Lifesciences. At the conference our team will demonstrate the benefits of 3D metal printing and chemical milling in the area of Biomedical Engineering. Our team will present all research and conceptual designs.