The outbreak of the corona infection caught us all unprepared. While in March 2020 social life was consequently frozen, it now seems that some facets of public life are reopening. These go hand in hand with appropriate precautions, so that further relaxation of the closures is called for. The situation in Germany is such that major events are prohibited until August 31, 2020. The date of the 2nd International Conference on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine (AMMM) is in principle considered to be fine. However, while Germany currently has a smooth infection dynamics, the situation in other countries is far more tense, and, it is to be feared that the relaxation of corona counter measures in Germany could lead to a second wave of infection in autumn. This could lead to further travel restrictions that would confuse our conference schedule. In view of these uncertainties in predicting the dynamics of infection, and in order to protect the participants of the AMMM, we have decided to hold the AMMM 2020 as an Online Conference, September 09-11, 2020. Please submit your contribution here. The 2-page manuscript deadline is May 18, 2020.
Due to the topicality and the broad discussion of the use of additive manufacturing for protective and therapeutic devices in the fight against corona, we want to take this into account and add a special focus on Anti-Corona Aids and Devices. All accepted contributions will be published in the Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine(Trans. AMMM - ISSN: 2699-1977). With the second volume, it is planned to submit the Transactions to Scopus, PubMed, and Web of Science. We look forward to your submissions and to your online presentation in September 2020.
3D printing is of outstanding importance in medical engineering and has been growing continuously in recent years. From prostheses and soft implants to matrices for tissue engineering, additive manufacturing has decisive advantages for medicine. The scientific online conference AMMM 2020 brings together engineers, scientists and technicians with physicians and entrepreneurs to discuss the latest achievements in 3D printing development for medicine.
Prof. Dr. Thorsten M. Buzug
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hermann Seitz
Dr. Thomas Friedrich