3D printing can be used for the creation of anatomical models for pre-surgical planning, as well as the development of custom cutting guides, A/R based simulation tools, and the creation of custom metal implants. This presentation will include a case study on the development of a now-licensed concept for a novel orthoepic spine implant starting from the initial idea — a fixation device created from hardware store parts — through several computational models and 3D printed models. This was followed by computational simulation of performance and virtual implantation, and finally metal printed parts tested in Mayo Clinic Engineering’s cadaver lab.
Mark Wehde, MS, MBA, Chair, Mayo Clinic Engineering
Mark Wehde is chair of the Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering, assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, fellow in the Mayo Clinic Academy of Educational Excellence, and associate lecturer for the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium program. Wehde is on the board of governors for the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society. He is also a technical committee member for the IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications and an affiliate for the University of Minnesota Medical Industry Leadership Institute. He is also a juror for the Medical Design Excellence Awards, the R&D 100 Awards, and the Edison Awards. Wehde received a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Iowa State University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota State University, and a Master of Business Administration through the University of Wisconsin.
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