3D printing/additive manufacturing


FDA approves first 3D-printed drug

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals says its individually packed SPRITAM therapy enhances patient adherence by making pills easy to swallow.
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Ddrupa runs May 31 to June 10 in Dusseldorf.

Packaging to be addressed at drupa cube

Featured again at drupa 2016, the world's leading trade fair for print and cross-media solutions, will be the drupa cube, a special conference connecting print professionals, creative agencies, and marketing and brand owners across a variety of vertical markets.

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL returns in August 2015

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2015, The 5th International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, will again offer the regional packaging and printing market an excellent sourcing and buying platform from August 26 – 29, 2015 at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand.
PERSONALIZED MEDICINE. Britain’s University of Central Lancashire is developing a 3D printer that can produce a tablet with prec
Feature Article

3D printing’s promise for medical devices

Don’t blink, because the world of healthcare packaging, particularly in medical devices, is undergoing dramatic innovation.
Following their presentation on 3D printing/additive manufacturing, Carl Dekker, President of Met-L-Flo, and Don Smith Manager Engineering Technology Resources at Baxter Healthcare Corp. (left), respond to audience inquiries.

Practical packaging applications for additive manufacturing

PACK EXPO presentation suggests 3D printing technology can deliver many positive packaging uses.
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Package Case Study

Skincare balm comes in 3D-printed, PLA container

Anita’s Balm founder brings package manufacturing in-house, creating a custom twist-up container resembling a mini amphora jar, made from compostable PLA resin.

Bioplastic, 3D-printed jar for skin balm

Anita’s Balm founder Anita Redd has engineered and is now manufacturing an intricately designed jar to hold 1 oz of her natural skin remedy, formulated for eczema. The jar is made in-house, using a 3D printer and is constructed of plant-based PLA resin.
PharmaExpo tracks will be divided into Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends, and Pharmaceutical Packaging.

Full conference program announced for Pharma Expo

Tracks will be divided into Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends, and Pharmaceutical Packaging.
Report outlines 3D printing opportunities and disruptions

Report outlines 3D printing opportunities and disruptions

Early study on 3D printing—or additive manufacturing—shows that the technology opens the doors to the “lot of one” model, yet presents some implementation barriers.
Keith Campbell ( Keith@CampbellManagementServices.net has been a shaper of opinion on manufacturing automation for 40 years. He worked for 28 years with The Hershey Company, and has served the broader industry in numerous roles including as Director of ISA's Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Div., and as the founding Director and later Executive Director of the OMAC Packaging Workgroup, originally called the OMAC Motion for Packaging Workgroup. Since retiring from Hershey as Director of Automation & Integr

The future of automation for healthcare manufacturers

If healthcare manufacturers are a bit behind others, it is probably for valid and explainable reasons to which valid and explainable solutions exist.


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