The Benefits of Designing Medical Devices with Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing


Title: The Benefits of Designing Medical Devices with Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

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Solutions Group AG


Learn How Metal Additive Manufacturing and Topology Optimization are Transforming the Medical Device Industry.

The additive manufacturing industry continues to grow as serial manufacturing applications across many sectors are realized. Topology optimization and generative design software further exploit the benefits and capacity of additive manufacturing by generating designs that increase function and reduce material, weight, design time, and cost. Increasingly, selective laser melting applications featuring medical-grade Titanium are utilized in the production of orthopedic implants, such as lumbar and cervical fusion cages, with lattice structures that increase bone in-growth. This major benefit to patients is complemented by a reduction in material, production time and cost to manufacturers. Learn how companies are increasing functionality while decreasing costs by combining design optimization and advanced additive manufacturing technologies.


Shaun Kroger
Director, Partner Sales

Shaun Kroeger is the Director - Partner Sales, Americas at Altair. He has a comprehensive background of the computer aided engineering market, current technologies and various distribution channels. He has held Application Engineering positions with LMS International, and Mechanical Dynamics, Technical Marketing Manager and product specialist positions for MSC Software and is an expert in the application and integration of engineering tools (CAD, CAM, CAE, PLM, and SLM) in the virtual product development process.

Dave Roccaforte
Senior Application Engineer

David Roccaforte joined Altair in 2017 and is currently a Senior Applications. David has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing, product design and analysis. David has worked in a broad range of industries from automotive to off highway and aerospace using various tools from multi body dynamics to fluid dynamics and structural analysis. David has BSME and MSME degrees from the University of Michigan – Dearborn.

Michael Hansen
Technical Support Manager
SLM Solutions

Michael Hansen is the Technical Support Manager at SLM Solutions. His focus is on design for additive manufacturing, light-weighting and topology optimization. He has more than ten years' experience as an application engineer working as a lead engineer and with various design software with a focus on FEA, CFD and design for manufacturing.