Sheffield – UK| May 18-19th, 2016
The University of Sheffield hosted the sixth month meeting of the Symbionica project, gathering representatives of each partner involved in the Symbionica consortium. After a welcome of Joseph Palmer of USFD to all consortium partners, the main aspects of the research were summarised by the project coordinator Anna Valente, including the manufacturing solution, the deposition head, the laser source, CAx chain, and the Co-Engineering platform. A particular focus on the requirements for personalised prosthetic applications was given by the end-users Sintea, Ottobock and Medacta, represented respectively by Alessio Giuliani, Oliver Mizera and Angelo de Lollis. The innovative solutions proposed by the three partners were presented and particular attention was given on how the production process might be influenced by the technology that is under development in the Symbionica project. After that, Joseph Palmer from USFD presented the design of the current generation of prostheses aiming at optimizing them in light of the Symbionica processes, while Chris Fellows from ITI presented the concept of the Symbionica Co-Engineering Platform. Next consortium meeting will be hosted by Sintea Plustek in December 2016.