Web Platform for Collaboration and Medical Case Documentation

Juho Vehviläinen, Jukka Tuomi, Kaija-Stiina Paloheimo, Roy Björkstrand, Mika Salmi, Eero Huotilainen, Ian Gibson, Antti Mäkitie

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Creating medical applications of additive manufacturing (AM) is a complex multidisciplinary process. There is a need to examine this process in more detail to understand it better, which is crucial for its further development. The objective of this study was to investigate the design and production process of medical applications of AM and to develop an online platform for the documentation and planning of medical application of AM cases. The study was motivated by the fact that the medical applications of AM field is lacking a comprehensive classification standard and a process model which depicts the design and manufacturing process. A web platform would enable professionals to collaborate meaningfully on this complex and multidisciplinary subject. The online platform was developed by using Drupal content management system and PHP programming. The result was a dynamic web platform where users can view and document case studies using the designed matrix framework and communicate and collaborate with other professionals in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationiCAT 2012, 4th International Conference on Additive Technologies, DAAAM Specialized conference, 19-21 September, 2012, Maribor, Slovenia
PublisherDAAAM International
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-3-901509-86-5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Additive Technologies - University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
Duration: 19 Sept 201221 Sept 2012


ConferenceInternational Conference on Additive Technologies
Abbreviated titleiCAT


  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Medical Applications of Additive Manufacturing
  • Web Platform
  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration
  • Medical Case


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