3D printing for medical devices in low-resource settings”

On 26 November, 2019, TU Delft | Global Initiative celebrates its fifth anniversary with “Impact Day.” As part of “Impact Day” the Global Initiative’s “Healthcare for All” program is organizing a session on how 3D printing technology can be used to create and maintain medical devices for low-resource settings. Our goal is to map the possibilities for novel 3D printing technologies (e.g. embedded printing, biocompatibility, cleanability with chemical cleaning agents, waterproof and dust-proof printing) in a low-resource context in such a way that the products comply with medical safety stipulations, and that the manufacturing process fits the local resources and human capital.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could join us for this exclusive and interactive sub-event during which we present six different perspectives on 3D Printing for Health in Low Resource Settings.

Kindly let us know if you’ll attend by registering for Impact Day here and indicating you’ll attend the “Healthcare for All” parallel session.

Date & Time: 26 November, 2019, 11:00 – 13:00.


10:45 Walk-in
11:00 Intro by Jan Carel Diehl and Jenny Dankelman
11:10 Presentations
11:55 Break
12:05 Presentations
12:30 Interactive Discussion
13:00 End – Move toward “Impact Day” @ TU Delft, Aula


Julie Fleischer – Disinfection of 3D-Printed Medical Tools
Juan Cuellar Lopez – 3D-Printed Hand Prosthetics for Low-Resource Settings
Ludo Hille Ris Lambers – Designing a 3D Printer for the African Context
Karl Heinz Todo – Business Models for 3D printing in Kenya
Eileen Raaijmakers & Asja Mucha – A 3D Printed Centrifuge for Low Resource Settings
Derrick Mugasia – Health Makerthons at Nairobi Makerspace

Datum: 26 november 2019
Tijd: 11:00 - 13:00