The advances of the latest 3D technology, three-dimensional impressions and their impact on dental and medical services, will be presented at the 1st Annual Caribbean 3D Printing Conference, an event hosted by the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, Nov. 11-13.
“Advances in health depend greatly on access to new technologies. Diagnosis and treatment also depend on the accuracy of the tests and prints obtained, so this conference is an opportunity to see firsthand the technologies that are available,” said Lucy Crespo, chief executive officer of the Science Trust during a news conference Thursday.
Professionals in various fields will discuss the advanced technologies available so doctors and dentists can be more precise in their diagnoses and treatments, Crespo explained.
Jenny Carrero from Rich Port 3D Solutions and Ramón Flores, from Envision TEC Caribbean, will offer conferences and explain details about various oral “scanner” molds, 3D printing equipment and their applications.
“The mission of the conference on three-dimensional printing is to provide an avenue for Caribbean professionals to learn about the possibilities of three-dimensional printing for their industries,” said Carrero.
Meanwhile, Vicente Gascó of Trede, and Carlos Vélez, representing 3D Creations, will talk about the use of 3D printing to help patients with mobility problems, and construction of prostheses. They will also explain the process that takes place from “scanning” to the development of medical models.
The event will also feature lectures on the use of 3D printing technology in the industrial world. Carlos Silva, of the University of Turabo, will present case studies of the use of this technology. Meanwhile, Antonio Negrón and Luis Berríos, representatives of Florida Turbine PR, will lecture about future challenges of the manufacturing industry in gas turbines.
Meanwhile, Crespo will serve as the event’s keynote speaker, discussing the future of manufacturing in Puerto Rico and the impact that 3D printing technology can have on it.
As part of the conference, three-dimensional printers will be exhibited in action, both dental and medical, and industrial models and prototypes, with experts who can explain everything related to this technology.