One of the sectors where 3D printing makes the most sense is in the world of health. Each patient is different and to be able to provide customized solution is a great advance, since it allows reducing times and costs, if applied correctly, improving the quality of service. I have participated in medical projects such as the design of an operation guides or laboratory tools such as a cell crusher. The main problem is ignorance of the legislation and procedures regulated by the CE & FDA in 3D printing. As these are novel techniques, it’s easy to find people who, due to ignorance, carry out irregular processes, putting the patient’s safety at risk. To avoid these situations I have had to acquire knowledge of biomaterials , FDA and CE regulation among other things.
It has been a long time since 3D printing became my passion and profession . Thanks to all this accumulated experience, I’ve been able to work and teach in many different areas. For example, to carry out training at the COAC (College of Architects of Catalonia) to teach 3D printing applied to Architecture. Or even work with prestigious doctors to apply this technology to different clinical procedures.
The combination of knowledge in 3D printing and CAD tools has allowed me to build all kinds of interesting projects. I’ve been part of the development of a giant 1 cubic meter 3D printer and a high resolution 3D printer (SLA), among other things. I’ve advised and designed parts of an assembly line to reduce costs, I’ve restored objects by applying 3D techniques that were ordered, I’ve designed trophies for an awards ceremony or even designed lamps. The ability to understand the operation of 3D printing, knowledge of electrical circuits , design and materials allows me to apply the solution as the sum of different points of view.
With several years of experience in the 3D printing sector, I’ve had the possibility to work and study all current 3D technologies . There is no better technology than another, each one has its purpose. Keep in mind that each technology has its process of use or workflow and this varies a lot of the time of use and manufacturing costs. Knowing the smallest detail and the full range has helped me to advise multinationals on how to apply 3D printing. As for example in the metallurgy AMES Group, where I conducted a seminar on 3D printing with photosensitive resins.