In episode 21 of @AuManufacturing Conversations with Brent Balinski, we hear from Philip Crealy, founder and Director at Equinox Medical.
The episode was recorded on the second day of last week’s Modern Manufacturing Expo, which @AuManufacturing is a media partner of. Crealy presented on the topic of “Custom medical device manufacture through machine learning and generative design” at the event.
In this conversation, he recaps some of the themes from his presentation.
1:20 – Orthopaedic implants and biomaterials.
2:06 – Regulatory changes in response to software and technology development. How this opens up a greater role for manufacturers in patient-specific devices.
4:35 – What are we talking about when we talk about AI?
8:20 – How machine learning is aiding in orthopaedic implants, diagnosis and elsewhere.
12:02 – How can generative design be made useful in medical technology?
16:35 – What they make here and what gets made overseas.
18:05 – When you miss a part of the value chain, you miss opportunities.
Picture: A patient-specific hip implant designed using topology optimisation (credit ntopology.com)