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June 16, 2021

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Tech Center

Polymers 101: What You Need to Know for Your Next Implant or Instrument

Polymers have unique properties that enable many clinically successful orthopedic implants and cost-effective, single-use instruments. However, they also present unique issues for manufacturers and regulatory agencies. ...


Jon Moseley, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Applied Research,

Wright Medical

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Tech Center

New Biomaterials: Essential Steps to Clearing Regulatory Hurdles

Orthopedic devices comprising new biomaterials necessitate a complex regulatory and product development testing plan. The decision tree begins with the answers to three key questions. Is your new biomaterial considered a drug by the regulating...


Robert A. Poggie, Ph.D.



2:00 pm - 2:45 am

Tech Center

3D Printing: Understanding the Benefits and Applications of Inks, Polymers and Powders

The 3D printing process creates the final material or alters the starting material during the process, heightening the need for manufacturers to ensure that their final implant has properties that meet their specifications. Further, as 3D printing...


Gaurav Lalwani, Ph.D.

Medical Applications Engineering,

Carpenter Technology Corporation


James Porteus

Director of Engineering,

Oxford Performance Solutions (OPM)


Ramille Shah, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer,

Dimension Inx

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Tech Center

Recycling Additive Manufacturing Powder: Study Review of Ti64 ELI Aging

Evaluation of aged and recycled titanium powder during the additive manufacturing (AM) process is of chief importance for orthopedic device manufacturers. This presentation reviews a top-up recycling study that was carried out with an EOS M290 laser...


Bamidele Akinrinlola, Ph.D.

Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer,

Precision ADM

June 17, 2021

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Tech Center

Better Bone Integration and Faster Healing: Next-Generation Biomaterials

Orthopedics has emphasized understanding of surface properties as greater attention has been placed on the biological response between patients and implant materials or structures. This focus is leading to a new generation of materials that seeks to...


Matt Poggie

Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Quality,

Acuitive Technologies


Doug Snell

Engineering & Program Director,



Sriram Sankar

Director of R&D,

DiFusion Technologies

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Tech Center

Expand Your Material Toolbox: Alloys and Processes to Improve Orthopedic Implants

Materials are the foundation of any orthopedic device, and yet, wrought products employed today remain largely unchanged over the last decades. To combat this stagnation, research is underway to improve orthopedic care through both alloy and process...


Adam Griebel

Senior R&D Engineer,

Fort Wayne Metals