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FDA Approves 3D Printed Mask in Response to Coronavirus Crisis — Multiplies Surgical Mask Stocks by 4X

Reusable nylon mask made through powder bed fusion is easy to disinfect, uses replaceable filter media. Link to design file provided.

3D Printing and Coronavirus Check-In - Week of 4/6/2020

Editors Peter Zelinski and Stephanie Hendrixson discuss the pivot to production for 3D printed PPE, and other AM news in the fight against COVID-19. 

Protolabs Supports Coronavirus Fight with Parts for Testing and Ventilator Masks

Protolabs supports the frontline battle against Covid-19 with critical parts for testing and ventilator masks.

Siemens Offers AM Network Services to Doctors and Hospitals

Siemens is making its Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network and its 3D printers available to the global medical community to speed design and production of medical components. Doctors, hospitals and organizations in need of medical devices can now register for free access to the Siemens AM Network.

Aerospace Manufacturer Pivots to 3D Print Masks for COVID-19 First Responders

Rapid Application Group is finalizing a 3D printed mask to protect first responders and medical staff who may be exposed to coronavirus. The nylon mask uses a replaceable N-95 or HEPA filter.

Materialise Develops 3D Printed Oxygen Mask to Address Shortage of Ventilators

Materialise has developed a 3D-printed oxygen mask to reduce the time COVID-19 patients need access to mechanical ventilators. Materialise is looking for partners to get this solution to as many patients as possible.

Essentium Produces 3D-Printed Face Mask for First Responders

Essentium has announced that it has designed, and is now in production of, a protective mask kit comprising a reusable 3D printed mask frame and filtration media.

Dental Lab Brings 3D Printing into Digital Dentistry Workflow

With 3D scan technology and resin-based 3D printers, Spectrum Dental Printing is changing the way dental devices are made — and potentially, how dentistry happens.

3D Printing and Coronavirus Check-In - Week of 3/30/2020

In this week's discussion, editors Peter Zelinski and Stephanie Hendrixson discuss face shield visors and masks; ventilator components; and new movement from the FDA on 3D printed devices. 

America Makes Partners with FDA, NIH and VA to Coordinate Coronavirus-Related AM Efforts

"We're trying to be the matchmaker" between additive manufacturers, hospitals and designers, says John Wilczynski, executive director of America Makes.

Guide for Healthcare Providers: How to Find (and Talk to) 3D Printing Professionals

If you are a medical professional in the U.S., you've likely heard that 3D printing can be an answer to equipment shortages. Here's how to find local 3D printing specialists and how to talk to them once you have. 

3D Printed Device Expands Ventilator Capacity to Address Shortfall During Coronavirus Crisis

Emergency authorization from FDA allows for use of device permitting four patients to use a shared ventilator. HP involved in mass production via additive manufacturing.

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