Nürnberg, Germany, 29. - 30. November 2016
International Conference on Additive Technologies
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Invited lectures 2014


Andy Christensen
3D Systems, Vice President of Personalized Surgery and Medical Devices (USA)
Personalized Surgery and the Future of Medical Applications for 3D Printing

Andy Christensen has been active in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry since the early 1990’s.  From 2000 to 2014 he was the President and Owner of Medical Modeling Inc., a world-leading medical device AM service bureau based in Golden, Colorado.  

On April 2, 2014 Medical Modeling was acquired by 3D Systems Corporation.  In his new role with 3D Systems Mr. Christensen will act as VP, Personalized Surgery & Medical Devices heading up this new business vertical.

His educational background is a BS in Business from the University of Colorado at Denver.  The vision that 3D Systems is now carrying out is to improve patients’ lives through use of AM technology and personalized solutions.  Each day around the globe 3D Systems products are used to provide surgical teams more confidence and provide patients with excellence in reconstructive surgical care through use of patient-specific anatomical models, personalized surgical guides/instruments and AM-fabricated implants.  Mr. Christensen has been actively involved with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers RTAM (Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing) technical community for many years and is a past chair of the SME/RTAM Steering Committee.  He has authored three book chapters and a number of articles on the use of AM technology for medical device applications.  He is a recipient of the SME/RTAM Industry Achievement Award, a prestigious award given for groundbreaking work in the AM industry.  Mr. Christensen has a research interest in medical applications of additive manufacturing, metal additive manufacturing for implants, methods of surgical personalization and innovative biomaterials.

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