Below is our programme of webinars for 2016:
All our webinars are free to attend.
All Webinars Commence at 3pm (UK) time unless otherwise stated.
|8 December 2016||
Ensuring Quality and Standardization in Powder Metal Input for Additive Manufacturing
Hosted by Joan Morra, Metallurgical Engineer, and Dr Phil Jackson, Technical Manager, Healthcare, the webinar will cover the importance of powder quality and optimization for successful Additive Manufacturing processes. To find out more and/or to register to attend please click here
Product Claim Support for Medical Devices - A Materials Perspective
In this webinar, we will explore the use of advanced materials analyses for product claim support of medical devices, which ultimately can help to differentiate your medical devices and the procedures with which they are used. To find out more and/or to register to attend please click here
The Benefits of Using Ceramic Reflectance Standards to Calibrate Instruments and Control Colour in the Healthcare Industry
Consistency, reliability and accuracy of medical instruments that use reflected light to detect change in a sensitive test patch/strip is vital. And ensuring that colours of materials, powders and products are controlled during production and in use is vital to ensure consistency and customer satisfaction. To find out more about this webinar and/or to sign up to attend please click here
|28 January 2016||
Cleanliness Validation of Medical Devices
In this webinar, we covered current regulatory guidance, residues and sources of contamination, and how to identify contaminants and their source via surface, gravimetric and residue analysis. To see the webinar recording click here
|18 February 2016||
The Use of Imaging for Claims Support
This webinar was hosted by Dr Chris Pickles and focussed on how chemical mapping and topographical profiling can be used to support product claims. To see the recording please click here
|21 April 2016||
Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Components - The Metallurgical Perspective
This webinar, hosted by Julius Bonini, P.E., Engineering Manager at Lucideon, covered Metal Additive Manufacturing, Various Methods and Equipment, E Beam vs. Laser Melting Methods, Powder Bed vs Deposition Methods & Available Metal Systems. To see the recording please click here
|28 April 2016||
Webinar: Wear and Mechanical Testing of Hips and Knees - What the Standards Don’t Tell You
In this webinar we discussed: common standards - what they cover and what they don’t and areas that require unique test methods including: coatings of devices; ageing of devices; adverse wear testing; dynamic testing of acetabular components and adapting simulators to emulate joints without available standards. To see the recording please click here
|7 June 2016||
Update on USP Tests for Elemental Impurities – Are you ready?
This webinar, presented by George Jones on the 7th June 2016, discussed the new USP <232> Heavy Metals limit test, which will be fully in place by 1 January 2018, and the effects it will have for businesses. To see the recording for this webinar please click here
|9 June 2016||
Cleaning Validation of Reusable Medical Devices
Reusable medical devices (such as surgical tools, etc.) need to be cleaned and/or sterilized before each use. To ensure this is the case, manufacturers are required to validate their cleaning/sterilization instructions accordingly. This webinar addressed a range of factors to consider when developing such protocols. To watch the webinar recording please click here
|23 June 2016||
Additive Manufacturing for the Healthcare Sector - Challenges and Issues
This webinar highlighted and discussed several issues associated with additive manufacturing (AM) technology that the medical implant and device community are currently facing. To see the webinar recording please click here
|22 September 2016||
Your Metal Component Has Failed in Fatigue: What do you do next?
This webinar, hosted by Julius Bonini, Principal Consultant, Metallurgy, at Lucideon, provided a blueprint for the typical procedures which should be applied when a component fails in fatigue. To see the webinar recording please click here.
|13 October 2016||
Failure Analysis - What Engineers Need to Know
This webinar, presented by Sara Randall, Senior Materials Engineer, described the general processes applied to a typical failure analysis of a metal component. To see the webinar recording please click here
|20 October 2016||
Perspectives on Extractables - Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices
Medical devices and pharmaceutical products can present a risk to patients by way of exposure to substances present in manufacturing or packaging materials. This webinar, presented by Craig Donald and Malcolm Rose, discussed how to understand and evaluate those risks by following the procedures set out in ISO 10993. To see the webinar recording please click here