Future Needs in Maxillofacial Prosthetics


On the 12th Jan, 2012, a workshop with the aim to clarify a research strategy for developing state of the art clinical practice in maxillofacial prosthetics was held at Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University.   

The workshop brought together a small number of some of the UKs leading maxillofacial prosthetists and researchers to discuss major themes that will help to develop a structured approach to research in the area.

The workshop was joint organised by researchers from CARTIS, Dominic Eggbeer and Richard Bibb, and Russell Harris from the Additive Manufacturing Research Group at Loughborough University.  It also formed the first in a series of three EPSRC funded workshops organised by Ian Campbell of Loughborough Design School.


CARTIS launch new website

CARTIS have developed their new website, with updated profiles for key members, a list of services offered, a forum section and facilities to make it easier to contact us. 

The website will continue to be updated with news, forthcoming course information and new features that will facilitate online collaboration with other research units. 


CARTIS Host Workshop At The IMPT Congress


CARTIS hosted a workshop on digital technologies in facial prosthetics at the 50 year anniversary IMPT congress. 60 people attended two sessions that demonstrated the application of 3D scanning, FreeForm design and 3D printing.

CARTIS wish to thank SensAble Technologies for the use of their FreeFrom software, Patrick Thorn for demonstrating scanning and Ian Mason from Print It 3D for his 3D printing input.

If you are interested in workshops or courses on the application of digital technologies in head and neck reconstruction, please contact Peter Evans or Dominic Eggbeer from CARTIS.

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SensAble Technologies (FreeForm Software):

Patrick Thorn (Artec 3D scanners and more):

Print It 3D (RP machines reseller) :


CARTIS To Host Workshop At The IMPT Congress

CARTIS are hosting a workshop on computer-aided technologies in maxillofacial prosthetics at the 2011 Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists (IMPT) congress. This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to engage with the latest state of the art in data capture, implant planning, FreeForm design and 3D printing.

The IMPT is a registered charity with the aim of promoting study and practice and improving professional standards for the benefit of patients. The biennial congress brings the field together to discuss and disseminate best practice and research.

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Patient Specific Design Seminar In Newport

PDR’s Medical Applications Group would like to invite you to a seminar demonstrating the benefits of patient-specific design on Thursday the 18th August at Beechwood House, Newport.

The event will provide you with an introduction to patient-specific design along with examples of how design technologies have been used by organisations to tailor their products and services to meet individual needs better. This has the potential to impact on products from implants through to daily living aids and organisations from health service specialties to companies.

For further details, please contact Peter Dorrington on 029 2041 7233 or