Challenges of an additive manufacturing service platform for medical applications

Philipp Url*, Daniel Stampfl, Martin Tödtling, Wolfgang Vorraber

*Corresponding author for this work

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Additive Manufacturing (AM) as a service is already offered to consumers, as well as to business customers in industry. Various service platforms exist. AM as a service for the healthcare domain is a rather new concept. In this paper we provide an overview of challenges and special requirements of providing AM as a service for medical applications such as implants, anatomic models, and medical tools. We discuss these aspects, based on a practical case of an AM lab operated in a hospital and present the design of such a platform and its specific challenges in the healthcare domain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-405
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2022
Event15th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering: ICME 2021 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 14 Jul 202116 Jul 2021


  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Service Platform
  • Requirements
  • Medical Applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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