The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) plans to host a meeting covering the use of additive manufacturing (AM) in medical applications.

The AM Medical Virtual Summit takes place on 27 May 2020 and is suitable for technology experts and clinicians that are incorporating AM to improve patient care.

‘Now more than ever, there is an incredible demand for advanced healthcare solutions that impact patient care and operational efficiency. The Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the need,’ said ASME president Richard Laudenat. ‘The 3D printing industry has demonstrated how quickly it can respond to augment the medical supply chain. We are fueling more collaborations that will unlock future growth opportunities and improvements for patient care. There’s potential for exceptional applications to become accessible to more patients as device manufacturers harness the technology for production on a larger scale.’

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This story uses material from the ASME, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.