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“We immediately saw rapid prototyping from a custom-implant standpoint as an excellent tool to be used to communicate anatomy to orthopedic surgeons. We make rapid-prototyped models to send to an orthopedic surgeon, just so he can hold it in his hands without opening a patient up, and see the defects that are present. That surgeon might decide that a standard line implement will work ﬁne. Rapid prototyping is an excellent tool for preoperative planning. It’s also an excellent tool for designing a custom implant.” — John White, Director of Hip Product Development, Biomet Orthopedics
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A. Brent Strong, PhD is a manufacturing engineering technology faculty member at the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology and the founding director of the Advanced Composite Manufacturing and Engineering Center, the Creativity Laboratory, the Manufacturing Leadership Forum, and the Rapid Product Realization Center at Brigham Young University. Dr. Strong’s technical research interests are in composite and plastic materials and in processing those materials. He was elected International President of the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE) and was named a SAMPE Fellow. He is also a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and has participated as an author, coauthor, or editor of 12 books, more than 100 peer-reviewed and invited papers, and is the inventor and co-inventor of 12 patents.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Manufacturing Engineering - May 2011
Manufacturing Engineering - May 2011
Continuing the Conversation: imX Experience Partners Discuss Manufacturing Trends
Precision Part Machining
Medical Metrology as Part of the Whole
Materials in Medical Manufacturing
Connect Process Flows to Become Lean
Lasers Enable Medical Manufacturing Innovation
Eastec 2011 Show Preview
Rapid 2011 Show Preview
Focus on the Workforce
Manufacturing Engineering - May 2011