Dr Hanna Burton - CEng MIMechE

Dr Hanna Burton has been elected as a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. A chartered engineer develops answers to engineering problems using new or existing technologies in creative and innovative ways. Hanna is developing the next generation of implantable devices with CARTIS through advanced metal additive manufacturing. To improve patient safety and surgical accuracy it is essential to ensure that devices comply within a changing regulatroy field.

UK India Education Research Initiative - Pt 2

PDR and Morriston Hospital welcomed Maxillofacial and Dental specialists from King George’s Medical University (KGMU) as part of the UK India Education Research Initiative project this week. This visit introduced tissue engineering and advanced metal additive manufacturing techniques. It was also used to develop a research programme that will complement KGMU’s move to create in-hospital 3d planning and 3d printing capability. With high patient numbers and limited budget, in-hospital 3d planning and printing methods must be developed as rigorously, and efficiently as possible. CARTIS will help to implement the essential design controls, technical parameters and programme of on-going research with KGMU.

Two further visits in 2019 will be used to implement the plan.


Morriston welcomes Dr Alba Gonzalez 

This week Dr Alba Gonzalez started in her role as 3D Biomedical Technician at Morriston Hospital. Alba, who has a wealth of design experience to bring to the role, is really excited to join the Maxillofacial Laboratory Team.

Her first day involved obervation of complex surgical procedures that made use of the in-hospital 3d planning and printing capability. 


UK India Education Research Initiative 

Peter Evans and Dominic Eggbeer were joined by Katie Beverly (PDR Eco design) on the first of four exchange trips between King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India and PDR/ABM Uni Health Board. The universities are working together to identify appropriate methods of introducing advanced design and manufacturing technologies into routine clinical practice and training. 

The first visit involved a combination of structured design methodologies to identify user requirements, meetings and a conference programme organised by Prof Divya Mehrotra in the Maxillofacial Unit. Data collected on this first visit will be used to tailor the introduction of new technologies in subsequent visits.

A more detailed write up is available here

CARTIS is involved with numerous knowledge exchange activities, conference programmes and international foundations. This makes CARTIS an ideal partner on projects that help to solve complex healthcare challenges using design, engineering and manufacture.


Advanced Digital Tech - UK Conference

Thanks to all of those who presented excellent research, contributed to the conversations and helped to make the ADT, UK 2018 conference such a success. 
We're looking forwards to developing wider collaborations accross Europe.