Influencer Interviews

This section features interviews with influencers in healthcare 3D printing field, including our speakers.

3DHEALS Community Manager Interview: Kuan-Lin Chen, MD, MTM, Taiwan

  “Taiwan has a big community of physicians devoting in 3D printing, researchers doing bioprinting and 3D printing for medical device development, companies in 3D printer manufacturing and developers for printing materials. Beyond these, many students interested in learning 3D printing. My goal is to use the brand of 3DHEALS to connect those people and create a mutually beneficial community. Moreover, through 3DHEALS the community can then be connected to the international platform, opening new opportunities for international collaboration.”...

3DHEALS Influencer Interview: Dr. Albert Woo

It was probably during my craniofacial surgery fellowship over a decade ago that I first encountered a 3D printed surgical model. I was amazed at the incredible detail that was present in these models and the fact that they could be sterilized for use in the operating room. Plastic surgeons have been using these types of models for decades now but the incredible power of this technology never ceases to fascinate me....

 However, the biggest impact to me came when obtained our first grant to purchase a professional grade 3D printer in 2015. This dramatically affected my practice. For the first time, I had control over the 3D models that we printed without going through the multiple steps of ordering it through a vendor. We were able to make models quickly, some printed overnight for surgery the next day, making this technology available even for urgent surgical cases.