Applications of Additive Manufacturing in the Orthopaedic Industry:
- The use of additive manufacturing is growing in key applications
- Application selection is critical for the creation of value
- Advantages and disadvantages of AM need to be evaluated for each potential application
Mark is a Principal Research Scientist for Smith & Nephew (S&N) and has worked there in Research for 10 years. He has a Ph.D. in materials science with a background in bearings, tribology, corrosion, polymers, metals and ceramics. Mark led the effort to develop their highly crosslinked polyethylene for knees, educates sales representatives and surgeons on the value and characteristics of S&N products and technologies, and, more recently, served as the primary Research lead on a team developing an additive-manufactured, implantable device.