In fields from orthopaedics to implantology and dental technology, the huge amount of design and manufacturing freedom provided by Additive Manufacturing (AM) and industrial 3D Printing processes enables products to be customised for individual patients. So it is perhaps no wonder that the medical and dental technology sectors are two of the areas in which AM has already become widely established. As it grows, aspects such as process and quality controls, licensing and risk management are starting to come more to the forefront. These topics will be discussed as part of the “Medical Technology” and “Dental Technology” trade forums at the 13th Rapid.Tech. The international Additive Manufacturing trade show and conference will be held in Erfurt from 14 – 16 June 2016.