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Additive Manufacturing: Industry Addresses Standards, Quality, Evidence Building

Thursday, June 15
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Tech Center 



Lauralyn McDaniel

Industry Manager, Medical




The SME Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Workgroup collaborates to identify challenges, develop resources and facilitate changes to support anyone using the technologies for medical/biomedical applications. Ms. McDaniel will share the group's progress and the headwinds that remain with non-technology barriers to adoption.

Bring your questions! Time will be left for Q&A, when Ms. McDaniel will be joined by Dan Fritzinger, Global Manager, Instrument Supply for DePuy Synthes and Laura Gilmour, Medical Account Manager at EOS of North America.


Attendee Takeaways

  1. Challenges to additive manufacturing adoption
  2. Industry-identified priorities for overcoming challenges
  3. Initiatives and tools to address adoption challenges (e.g. databases, industry periodicals guide, etc.)


Lauralyn McDaniel joined SME in February 1996, and currently serves as the Industry Manager of Medical Device Manufacturing. In this role, she guides SME’s medical industry strategy development and implementation, identifying potential markets, products and partners; becoming the medical industry resource among the SME team and leading SME’s support and understanding of the manufacturing innovation ecosystem. Ms. McDaniel has been involved in medical manufacturing since 2000, engaging with companies and activities surrounding additive manufacturing, micro-manufacturing, nanotechnology and many other technologies. This work has included the identification of challenges and potential solutions for medical manufacturing, writing articles on innovative technologies and processes and leading SME’s Medical Additive/3D Printing Workgroup as well as the SME Innovation Watch Committee.

She also serves as Vice Chair of the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standards Collaborative Workgroup and sits on the America Makes Governance board.

Helpful links: Building Evidence for Additive Manufacturing: What Questions Remain? | FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Additive Manufactured Devices