About us

3D metal printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a healthcare revolution. It removes many of the limitations seen in more traditional healthcare manufacturing methods, and opens up the possibilities for innovations that are both structurally and medicinally customised to the patient.

Centre for Custom Medical Devices

The Centre for Custom Medical Devices (CMD), at the University of Birmingham brings together multidisciplinary expertise to explore the full potential of additive manufacturing in the medical devices sector. CMD will innovate at all stages of the medical device supply chain, from implant simulation and novel designs through to manufacturing prosthetics that overcome healthcare challenges.

CMD is in collaboration with Renishaw, and has support from the Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI), the Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC) (supported through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)), and Birmingham Health Partners (BHP). 

CMD aims to:

  • Innovate at all stages of the medical device supply chain from implant simulation and novel designs through to manufacturing prosthetics;
  • Cultivate new industrial partnerships with support from the Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI) and the Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC);
  • Use state-of-the-art metal additive manufacturing equipment allowing for the design, manufacture and evaluation of 3D printed metal implantable medical devices

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Dr Sophie Cox, Lecturer in Healthcare Technologies, Healthcare Technologies Institute, University of Birmingham.