Medical

Initiative Addresses Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment for Nation’s Healthcare Workers in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

A research collaboration and initiative has been created in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic to allow manufacturers to 3D print thousands of face shields in the coming weeks.

3D Printing and Coronavirus Check-In - Week of 3/23/2020

Editors Peter Zelinski and Stephanie Hendrixson discuss 3D printing issues related to ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and face shields, and how business conditions have been affected by coronavirus. 

Stratasys Ramps up Production of 3D-Printed Personal Protection Equipment for COVID-19

Stratasys Ltd. has announced a global mobilization of the company’s 3D printing resources and expertise to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial focus is on providing thousands of disposable face shields for use by medical personnel.

Massachusetts Hospital Seeks 3D Printed Masks for Coronavirus Response

A mask design is available online via freely available STL file. Hospital offers email address for 3D printing users able to help.

Ventilator Manufacturing: Challenges and Likely Response During Coronavirus Crisis

Can we achieve something like a wartime transition to ventilator production, or will the response need to look different from this?

3D Printing Crowdsourcing to Help Hospitals Experiencing Supply Shortages Linked to COVID-19

As the virus continues to spread worldwide and breaks supply chains, 3D printers and expertise in additive manufacturing can lend a helping hand. Potential sources identify themselves using an online directory.

Is Your Dentist a Manufacturer?: The Cool Parts Show S2E4

Dental devices have always been custom, but 3D printing is disrupting how they are made. We go inside a dental lab in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.

PVD Coatings Solve Common 3D-Printed Mold and Part Problems

The right surface modification solution can alleviate a few common additive manufacturing pain points that typically require creating new molds or parts.

Leveraging Additive Manufacturing to Improve Joint Replacement Surgery

A German medical device company has turned to metal additive manufacturing to manufacture its acetabular cup cutter for hip and knee replacement surgeries. The cutter’s 3D-printed blades are more reliable and cost-effective, and have improved the surgical experience for both patient and physician.

How PrinterPrezz Aims to Realize a Manufacturing Model Tailored to Medical Devices

3D printing for orthopedic implants enables innovation and better patient outcomes, but a new type of manufacturer may be needed to realize this promise. A startup focused on implant development, approval and production via additive manufacturing includes surgeons among its founders.

3D Printing Is the Next Step for Digital Dentistry

Digital dentistry is a workflow rather than a single technology. A conversation with Rik Jacobs of 3D Systems explores how 3D printing is participating in and advancing this workflow.

Topology Optimized 3D Printed Spine Implant: The Cool Parts Show S1E2

Medical contract manufacturer Tangible Solutions shares a titanium 3D printed spine implant with an unusual lattice structure in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.

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