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Medical Makers Come Together with 3D Printing Workshops & Presentations at Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Led by ProgressTH

by • July 24, 2016 • No Comments

Untitled-46“The next is what we manufacture of it, so let’s begin building it”–ProgressTH

Those who enter the medical profession are frequently drawn to the field due to a proclivity and high aptitude
for biology, science, chemistry, and related subjects. For those who manufacture the cut, yet, getting into medical and nursing schools around the world, and graduating—there is generally one significant goal in mind: they hope to manufacture their mark on the world by assisting folks. And when folks’s lives are at stake, swift considering and resourcefulness are key.

Whether doctors and nurses are working in city hospitals or remote areas of the world, high end medical tools for treatment and diagnostics are crucial. They are in addition in a continual say of refinement—and frequently that is due to input and advancement via medical professionals. Now, that’s being encouraged as a deliberate exercise, pretty than a thing that takes place by chance or during a one-off research project.

hospital-logoProgressTH is a Bangkok-based manufacturerspace and media platform that works in numerous areas to enhance communities through organizing workshops such as one not long ago accomplished by the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health. Centered around all that nurses in particular have to contribute in terms of ideas for new and improved medical products, the workshop is intended to promote the use of 3D printing for advancement in the hospital environment.

“The nurses have been coming up with the ideas, and we’ve been turn it intoing and fabricating them on a locally generated RepRap-based FDM printing device,” Brian Berletic of ProgressTH told 3DPrint.com.

twoThe manufacturerspace and hospital have been collaborating over the last year, as we’ve reported, with ProgressTH assisting medical professionals—especially nurses—to in addition take on the title of ‘medical manufacturers.’ Last we checked, awe-inspiring progress had been made in training healthcare professionals in the revolutionary new innovation of 3D printing, with the results being new products with excellent future for medicine, of a 3D printed adjusted cap turn it into for needle disposal processs to kid-friendly dermatological tools.

“Nurses, it turns out, are in addition skilled part-time manufacturers, frequently improvising on the spot with materials on hand to solve problems as they present themselves,” said ProgressTH in their most new press release. “However, with 3D printing, it is possible to solve these problems in a additional permanent and exact manner, and and so replicate these solutions accurately to be utilized on a larger scale.”

“We went through several iterations with the nurses over several months, who may provide us feedback throughout every step of the process so we may turn it into advantageous solutions.”

Now, ProgressTH and QSNICH have not long ago accomplished work together on both a workshop for medical manufacturers, as well as a presentation by the nurses on all that they have made with 3D printed, in addition to include a bubble-level utilized to calibrate bed height in the ICU and a blood-clotting device.


The workshop was three hours long. Not just limited to nurses (of that there were 10-15 attending), other healthcare professionals were present as well in an introduction to digital turn it into and 3D printing, via SketchUp Make, a user friendly drawing tool suitable for manufacturers on all levels.

Inspiring medical professionals additional, the nurses gave a presentation at the hospital. Attended by media and almost 100 other nurses, this actuallyt not just highlighted the passion these nurses have for creating new products as well as improving on others, but in addition gave others ideas regarding how they too may use 3D printing for problem-solving. The presentation and workshop contributeed a beginning discoveredation for learning how to use the new innovation, as well as enabling them to see the processes that the nurses already innovating with 3D printing at QSNICH have gone through to revery desired results.

Just several days after the workshop and presentation, the momentum kept going as QSNICH hosted other nurses of Chiang Mai, a Thai city to the north. All in the spirit of sharing innovation and advancement that can ultimately and most significantly assist improve treatment for patients, the QSNICH nurses displayed their new projects in regards to 3D printing. ProgressTH points out that in Chiang Mai the manufacturerspaces are in fact additional revolutionary, boasting additional participants with additional skills.

“Their aptitude to assist solve healthcare challenges with the skills shared one of their participants may manufacture an actually excellenter impact than we’ve made so far over the past year,” said ProgressTH. “Together, we can manufacture a bigger impact still.”


The 3D printed blue caps fit on top repurposed disposable plastic bottles discovered readily throughout the hospital, turning them into a bargain-priced and effective needle disposal process. The tiny notch on the cap to the left allows for nurses to remove needles of syringes without having to touch them.

ProgressTH can go on to work with QSNICH, but their goals in these times are actually additional expansive as they’d like to include additional doctors, as well as nurses, and contribute opportunities for a variety of new projects; not just that, ProgressTH wants to encourage this type of collaboration between other hospitals and manufacturerspaces nationwide, with the vision of ‘a network of manufacturers’ assisting every other in sharing all of their ideas, which include turn it intos and files, online.

They in addition foresee most hospitals themselves having their own manufacturerspaces where doctors, nurses, and all healthcare professionals can work together in the significant and challenging tasks of solving medical problems creatively and affordably, while building the high end of life advantageous for all their patients. Having a 3D printing device onsite may contribute, in the long run, excellent benefits for the budget, enabling medical manufacturers to turn it into without having to set up special actuallyts or send out prototyping ideas to a service bureau.

“We believe actuallytually that hospitals can fully take advantage of new tools that allow for same-day turn it into, fabrication, and testing, and appear forward to assisting thatever hospitals in Thailand decide to take this leap forward,” says ProgressTH. “Over time, we assume that as localized turn it into, turn it intoment, and making is adopted by hospitals around the world, not just can the high end of care go up, the cost of care can drop.”

Inviting others to use innovation to alter their world, ProgressTH organizes workshops based on all things of subjects such as digital turn it into and 3D printing to organic agriculture and DIY biology. To find out additional of this diverse company, see here. Discuss their plans additional over in the Bangkok Medical Makers forum at 3DPB.com.


3D printed, kid friendly dermatological tools are utilized for removing excess skin of patients suffering of sure conditions.