MARS Centre Relocation

A first look at our new production site at MARS Centre, Taipo!

This production site boosts over 10,000 sq. ft. of workspace, features separate areas for our 3D-printing machinery and post-production robotic systems. The main machines have been moved in earlier this month, as final installations are currently underway.

We look forward to hosting our first 3D-printing course at the new site's interactive training centre, scheduled this summer, where as many as 30 participants could get a hands-on experience on our 3D-printed products.


Phoenix TV Interview (Mar 2022)

Our interview with Phoenix TV is now online, here’s an excerpt of the programme.

KOLN 3D Founder & CEO, Edmond, retold the story of the company’s foundation at HKSTP, and our outlook on medical manufacturing following our move to MARS Centre, Taipo.

Meanwhile, CTO Haoran shared his experience and observations regarding HK’s I&T industries. We believe the increasing input towards innovative technologies, will provide a larger playground for the up-and-coming talents of the city, ultimately contributing to the advancement in medical production.

Full programme available here: http://share.fengshows.com/program.html?id=647830e8-19e1-4f27-9376-2c8b57feedd7&channelID=r06&time=1647086469.619302


SCMP Interview

Behind the scenes from our SCMP interview and photoshoot on 18 Jan!

Speaking with the SCMP team, our Deputy COO, Dr. Sun Haoran, shared our story of development at the HKSTP and explained the strategic move to MARS Centre, Taipo, “The InnoPark [concept] creates the space for these companies...Industry can grow because companies have the people to create ideas, the space to transform ideas into products and the capital to expand.” We believe the move would provide a new ground for young professionals and researchers to actualise their talents and ideas.

Besides from expanding our R&D team and product lines, KOLN 3D will be offering 3D-printing training programmes for medical professionals at MARS Centre, as a continuous effort to make medical 3D-printing accessible and affordable.

The published article could be read here:
https://www.scmp.com/presented/business/topics/catalysing-innovation-technology/article/3167248/how-focus-smart?utm_source=copy_link&utm_medium=share_widget&utm_campaign=3167248


The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva: Special Edition 2022

Koln 3D will be making an appearance at The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva this March, for the 5th year in a row.

This year’s Special Edition of Geneva Inventions will be held exclusively online, as a measure to promote innovation amid times under the pandemic. Our Trio-Robotic Machining System will enter the competition via a short video, among 1,000 other market-ready inventions around the globe.


FHKI TechDay

At the robotic-themed FHKI TechDay on 13 Dec, we showcased some of the latest outputs by our Trio-Robotic Machining System and connected with manufacturing experts in the field.

Koln 3D’s Trio-Robotic Machining System features three synchronized robotic arms with full automation, equipped with ISO10 Spindle – up to 60000RPM and 8 DoF machining functionality.

Environmental sustainability has been a key consideration in our company’s development. The system has hence been designed to reduce process pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions, with the help of a DRY lubrication system.


INNOPARK Activation Ceremony

Koln 3D took part in the INNOPARK Activation Ceremony on 26 Nov.

In Q1 2022, we will relocate our production site to MARS Centre in Taipo, a refurbished industrial complex for medical manufacturing.

With 5 times the working space, we will be able to raise our production capacity and efficiency. MARS Centre will serve as a solid base for medical innovation, with a focus on production.


HTO Workshop

Our HTO workshop (co-hosted with DePuy Synthes) at the HKIOF on Sunday (28/11), has concluded with positive feedbacks.

In this workshop attended by 10+ surgeons, we introduced the imaging and pre-operative planning of 3D printed patient specific HTO instruments and the technical pearls of our metal jigs. Expert surgeons demonstrated good practice to minimize common errors and deviations, where KOLN 3D surgical jigs were utilized for hands-on cutting practice for all participants. Results were discussed and evaluated.

We were glad to share our technology and offer product trials to everyone who took part. Thank you all for such a wonderful contribution.


HKUOrtho 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner

We joined the HKUOrtho 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 27 Nov.

It has been a cosy evening retreat, catching up with friends and collaborators in orthopaedics and bioengineering.


Hong Kong International Orthopaedic Forum

This weekend (Nov 27-28), Koln 3D exhibits at the 17th Hong Kong International Orthopaedic Forum at HKU.

Aside from the exhibition, we are also hosting a joint hands-on workshop alongside Depuy Synthes on Sunday. Here surgeons can experience firsthand KOLN 3D’s patient-specific jigs in simulated HTO surgeries, appraising the improvements in precision and efficiency for themselves.


IntechOpen Publication

We are glad to announce that, after much in-depth editing, our essay "Additive Manufacturing in Customized Medical Device" has been reviewed and published on the open access research platform, IntechOpen. (DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.101139)


HKOA 41st Annual Congress

This weekend (Nov 6 - 7), Koln 3D exhibits at the HKOA 41st Annual Congress at HKCEC, showcasing our patient-specific surgical jigs along with our newest cases.

We look forward to a weekend of insights, meeting medical experts and manufacturers in the field.

We have two more exhibitions coming up in late Nov, stay tuned!


KazIOR and Koln 3D sign Cooperation Agreement

Koln 3D has signed a Cooperation Agreement with Kazakhstan's leading oncology research institute, KazIOR, at the Belt & Road Summit 2021. KazIOR is looking to introduce Koln 3D's medical 3D printing technologies to the country, as an effort to modernise bone tumour surgeries with patient-specific implants.

Our first collaborated total hip arthroplasty case is currently in progress. Training workshops will be held by our engineering and medical experts in Kazakhstan. Both parties are looking forward to a fruitful and long-term partnership.

 


Youth Program 2021

Here at Koln 3D, we are committed to nurturing young people and vowed to provide career opportunities for aspiring youths from all backgrounds.

This summer, we took part in the "Job Shadowing Scheme" and "Youth Work Explorer Program (Y-WE)". It has been a delightful two weeks for us, introducing the limitless world of 3D printing to our interns, while getting pleasantly surprised by their quick learning in return.

We would like to thank all of our interns, wishing them all the best for a bright future.


SPRINTER 2 Cohort 2 Launch Ceremony

We shared the successful formation of our new partnership with Israel-based company PrintSyst, which specialises in AI (digital twin) and 3D printing developments. Koln 3D is always looking to collaborate with like-minded, high-calibre innovators to improve manufacturing efficiency and precision.


Arab Health 2021 (21-24 June)

Koln 3D Switzerland Sàrl showcased its customised medical devices at the Arab Health exhibition, sharing the experience from the many surgical cases in recent years.


Paper presentation at the 5th International Conference on Robotics and Automation Sciences (ICRAS 2021)

We presented the newest developments of our Tri-robot project at the ICRAS 2021, including the design and installation of the foundation base, as well as the calibration outcome with the benchmark part.


Summer Internship Programme 2021

This summer we welcome eight summer interns to join Koln 3D, assisting in R&D and marketing developments. We kick-started our programme with a 3-day orientation course, providing new colleagues with a full picture of our company.


Geneva Inventions Awards Presentation Ceremony

Koln 3D's innovative surgical device, the Omni-clamp, brought home a silver medal from the Special Edition of International Exhibition of Inventions, Geneva.


Wheelock Session – I&T-Driven Re-Industrialisation

Our CEO, Edmond, participated in the Wheelock Session, sharing the development plans of Koln 3D at the upcoming production hub, MARS Centre, Taipo (Est. completion date: Q1 2022) and discussing the potential of custom-made medical devices.


Paper presentation at the 6th International Conference on Control and Robotics Engineering (ICCRE)

We presented our findings on "Kinematic Modelling of a Tri Robot Machining Cell" at the ICCRE2021.


HKPC Forum – Accelerating Reindustrialisation in HK

We shared the major projects and funding that helped shape our company, and our outlook on the future of orthopaedics, metal 3D printing and decentralised manufacturing.


ISO13485:2016 Certification

After a thorough process of auditing, the company acquires its ISO13485:2016 certification, as a continuous effort in setting standards for quality assurance in a relatively new industry.


Hospital Authority Webinar

Company sharing on 3D medical printing and insights on GBA outlooks on HA Webinar session. (Jan 2021)


Future Production Site – MARS Centre

Koln 3D's rental tender for the refurbished MARS Centre at Tai Po Industrial Estate has been approved. Our current production site at HKSTP will be relocated to Tai Po. With 5-times the working space, new machines, production lines and jobs will be introduced. We expect enhanced consistency and efficiency with production, as well as an increased variety of research/educational projects with our collaborators.


PSTS COVID-19 project

Koln 3D devised an anti-infection face shield with enhanced vision and comfort under PSTS COVID-19 project funding. Public trial and product refinement are ongoing from April 2020 to March 2021, samples have been distributed to healthcare professionals as well as the general public.


Koln 3D Switzerland Establishment

Koln 3D has established its first branch in Europe, setting up office in Geneva, Switzerland in October 2020. We are actively seeking out collaborations with educational/research institutions.


Hospital Visit: Zhuhai People’s Hospital (Hengqin Branch)

Koln 3D management and R&D team hospital visit in Zhuhai to seek out research partnership. (Jan 2020)


2019 Life Buddies Mentoring Portal

Our first participation in Life Buddies Mentoring Portal in 2019.


ESS project 2019

Signing Ceremony of our second successful application in the Enterprise Support Scheme.


STEM Education in Diocesan Girls’ School

It was our pleasure to meet a teacher from Diocesan Girls’ School in Geneva during April 2020. He invited us to their school for introducing our technology in medical 3D metal printing as STEM education.


Visiting Southern Medical University Shenzhen Hengsheng Hospital


Shenzhen Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2019 Annual Meeting

We were invited by Prof. Cai Hong, who we first met in the Greater Bay Area conference in April 2019, to participate in Shenzhen Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2019 Annual Meeting, where we introduce the latest use of metal printed cutting jigs, as the common practice in Guangdong Province is to use plastic cutting jigs.


Product Launching Conference in Chiang Mai

We organized a launching conference with our associate doctor in Chiang Mai to review the recovery progress of the patient receiving the metal talus implant operation in December 2018.


HKEAIA Annual General Meeting 2019


Appointed as Member of Support and Consultation Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises

We are appointed by Trade and Industry Department in Hong Kong as a member of the Support and Consultation Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises. We hope to share our experience in tackling challenges regarding marketing and application within the groups. Besides, we reflect our situation and opinions to Trade and Industry Department, so that the department could improve their future policies towards local small and medium enterprises.


Additive Next 2019 by Sandvik & Siemens


Exchange Activities organise by HKSTP


Greater Bay Area Orthopedics 3D Printing Application Conference

In April 2019, we associated with the health department and hospitals in Zuhai and two hospitals in Hong Kong to organize the first orthopedics 3D metal printing conference in Greater Bay Area.

This conference assembled representatives from difference hospitals in Greater Bay Area, such as Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Foshan as participants and guest speakers. Also, we were honoured to have Dr. Cai Hong from Beijing with us to deliver a meaningful speech.


Visiting The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 3D printing centre


47th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva

In 12th April 2019, we earned a Gold Medal with Jury Congratulations and a Silver Medal in International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, which was our second participation in this event.


Interviewed by Medicine Online

Medicine Online from Now TV filmed and broadcasted our production and application of Metal Jigs in surgeries.


South China Morning Post on January 12, 2019


Visiting Bangkok University


Talus surgery in Thailand


10th Executive Committee Inauguration Ceremony by The Professional Validation Council of Hong Kong Industries


Hong Kong Awards For Industries Awards Presentation Ceremony 2018


25th Anniversary Hong Kong Academy of Medicine


The 7th China Innovations & Entrepreneurship Competition of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan


Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit 2018


Our First Appearance on Local Press: HKEJ StartupBeat

We are honoured to be interviewed by StartupBeat from Hong Kong Economic Journal on 9th August, 2018. This was our first appearance in the local press.

 


The 7th iCAT International Conference on Additive technologies


Visiting Chiang Mai University


The 10th Internatonal Exhibition of Inventions and the 3rd World Invention and Innovation Forum


HK International Interdisciplinary Clinical 3D Printing Forum 2018

A forum where doctors, allied healthcare professionals, nurses, engineers, students and the industry gather to share their expertise on the latest medical 3D printing techniques and applications.


HKU Dentisty Retreat at HKSTP

The University of Hong Kong, faculty of dentistry, a topic of “retreat of research”, invite KOLN3D to held a talk about “Metal 3D Printing Used in Medical Implants”. KOLN3D is pleasure to present the samples in dentistry with using 3D printing technology.


Inter hospital meeting

KOLN 3D Technology (Medical) Limited is the metal 3D printing manufacture in Hong Kong. KOLN3D sponsor an inter hospital meeting regarding Foot and Ankle Chapter which is hosted by HONG KONG Orthopaedic Association.


Hong Kong LegCo Visit HKSTP

On 2018.May.29, there are two legislative council members who are Hon CHAN Han-pan, JP, and Hon CHAN Hak-kan, BBS, JP visit HKSTP and they may bring some district council members and assistants to come. KOLN 3D was invited 45 mins presentation.


Finland Medical Event

The NORDIC3DEXPO exhibition, the Original Exhibition of 3D printing and 3D technologies, is the first exhibition of its kind in Scandinavia and Northern Europe to focus on 3D printing and 3D technologies.It took place for the first time at Energia Areena in Vantaa, Finland.

http://www.3dexpo.fi/


Geneva Competition

The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva is the most important inventions exhibition in the world, with 1000 new inventions and products, 700 exhibitors from 40 countries, 57000 visitors from all 5 continents, 650 journalists, and benefits from the most extensive support and privileges that can be granted to an exhibition. It is under the patronage of the Swiss Federal Government, the State, the City of Geneva and of the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO. KOLN 3D won the silver medal in the category of “Medicine – Surgery – Orthopaedics – Material for disabled”.

https://www.geneve.com/en/events/46th-international-exhibition-of-inventions-geneva/


Hong Kong ICT Competition

The Hong Kong ICT Awards aims at recognising and promoting outstanding information and communications technology (ICT) inventions and applications, thereby encouraging innovation and excellence among Hong Kong’s ICT talents and enterprises in their constant pursuit of creative and better solutions to meet business and social needs.

The Hong Kong ICT Awards was established in 2006 with the collaborative efforts of the industry, academia and the Government. Steered by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, and organised by Hong Kong ICT industry associations and professional bodies, the Awards aims at building a locally espoused and internationally acclaimed brand of ICT awards.

There are eight categories under the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2018. There will be one Grand Award in each category, and an “Award of the Year” will be selected from the eight Grand Awards by the Grand Judging Panel.

KOLN3D won the merit prize 2018.

https://www.hkictawards.hk/


Experience Sharing Symposium on 3D Printing of End Products & Functional Prototypes

HKPC held this symposium is aiming at enhancing knowledge and confidence of SMEs to acquire and adopt the advanced 3D printing technology based on feasible business solutions in terms of cost considerations, product categories and features that can be implemented locally. KOLN3D is invited as a speaker for the “Experience Sharing Symposium on 3D Printing of End Products and Functional Prototypes”


Titanium Machine arrive Koln 3d

Waiting for 9 months, #2 set dedicated Ti-metal 3D printing machinery finally has been arrived in KOLN 3D factory in Hong Kong. Opened a new blue-sea market for KOLN3D medical business.


金屬激光造型復合加工 醫療機械論壇

This Conference will be a joint effort of the universities from Japan, and the manufacturers in collaboration with several medical care providers. KOLN3D is the first time to join the conference and become a member of the association accepted by the host.


Matsuura 2017Aug

Thanks for Matsuura, the manufacturer of Metal 3D machine, an invitation to their factory in Fukui-city, Japan.


ESS project

It is a major funding initiative under the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF), which is designed to encourage the private sector to invest in research and development (R&D).

KOLN3d ESS project: Building of Orthopedic Implants with Inner super-lattic structure by integrated machining 3D Metal Laser Sintering Technology.

https://www.itf.gov.hk/