Medical Device Engineering forum

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Seminar programme

Take a look at the free-to-attend Medical device forum, including topics such as,Smart Medical Devices; Wearable Tech; 3D Printing; Cybersecurity; Manufacturing at Point of Need.

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Wednesday 30 October


10:00 - 11:00

Building Confidence in Additively Manufactured Parts for Critical Applications

AM - The Way Forward to Reliable, Repeatable and Economical Production

Stuart Jackson, Business Development and Key Account Manager, Renishaw

Approaches to Certification and Standardisation of Large Additive Manufactured Parts

Adrian Addison, Team Manager Arc Processes, Fabrication and Welding Engineering, TWI

Brilliant Analytics - Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation Applications In Materials Research

Dr. Marc Thiry, Industrial Liaison Officer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG)


11:00 - 12:00

3D Printing

Disrupting the Medical and Dental Industry with 3D Printing

Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

New Concept of Total Knee Replacement

Klaudio Bari, Principal Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton


12:00 - 12:30

The Exoskeleton

Composite Technology for Medical Applications

Adam Healey, Research Engineer, National Composites Centre

12:30 - 13:30

Wearable Technology

How Standards are Struggling to Keep up with Advances in Wearable Technology

Dr Mark-Paul Buckingham, Managing Director, XI Engineering Consultants

Additive Manufacturing of Wearable/Implantable Medical Devices

Dr Sebastian Pattison, University Lecturer, University of Cambridge

13:30 - 14:00


Hackable Humans, is it Literally Life and Death?

Adrian Taylor, CTO, ITC Secure



14:00 - 15:00


Design, Simulation and Testing

Advanced Materials Testing in the Medical Industry

Michael Brooks, Senior Manager, Ireland, ZwickRoell

How 3D simulations can be used to improve ultrasound transducer performance and fault detection

Dr Colin Chung, Project Engineer, Xi Engineering Consultants

Advanced joining technologies in medical applications

Dr. Mehran Maalekian, CTO, Mat-Tech


15:00 - 16:30

Voice of Industry - Overcoming Uncertainty in UK Manufacturing

Hidden Levers of Control

Sean Robinson, Service Leader & Industrial Automation Specialist, Novotek UK & Ireland

Does UK Manufacturing Need More Robots?

Andrew Mason, Council Member of the British Automation & Robot Association (bara) and Sales Manager Uk & Ireland for Raruk Automation Ltd, RARUK Automation Ltd

Xase Study: Crisp Packets to Cards

Dr Mark-Paul Buckingham, Managing Director, Xi Engineering Consultants Ltd

Thursday 31 October


10.00 - 11.00

Pitches From Enabling Innovation Start-ups


11.00 - 11.30


Additive Manufacturing

Sarrawat Rehman, Principal Research Bioengineer, JRI Orthopaedics Limited


AI Powered Healthcare

Protecting Your Investment in Ai-based Healthcare

Philip Cupitt, Chartered (UK) European Patent Attorney, Marks & Clerk

12.30 - 13.00


Impact of the EU MDR: How medical devices need to respond to the new legislation

Stuart Grant, Senior R&D Manager, DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies


13:00 - 13:30

Big Data

Data Trends in Healthcare: Patient Centric Care and IoT

Jason Garforth, Oracle Applications & UNIX Systems Architect, IBM


13:30 - 14:00

Medilink West Midlands

Growing Healthily - Opportunities for Engineering & Business Growth in the Healthcare Sector

Chris Dyke, Connectivity Manager, Medilink West Midlands


14:00 - 14:30


Trinity Presents

Biofabrication of next generation implantable devices for tissue regeneration

Professor Conor Buckley, Director-Discipline of Biomedical Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin


14:30 - 15:00



Drug Delivery Devices - Engineering Solutions that Often Stretch Regulation

Mark Chipperfield, Founder and Principal Consultant, Corvus Device