Medical

ExOne Using Metal 3D Printing with Controlled Porosity for Reusable Filters in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

Collaboration with University of Pittsburgh applies binder jet to produce an alternative to disposable masks that are in short supply.

What the Coronavirus Crisis Will Mean for Additive Manufacturing

In the response to COVID-19, 3D printing demonstrated some of its strengths, but not all of them. However, the full effect of this crisis for AM is still to come.

Consortium Aims to Print COVID-19 Test Swabs at Rate of Millions Per Week

Nasopharyngeal swabs are now available for order and immediate fulfillment through members of this consortium, including: Carbon, Formlabs, Envisiontec and Origin.

A Hospital's Perspective: TriHealth Receives PPE with 3D Printed Components

A face shield solution developed by GE Additive is now in use at Cincinnati-area hospitals. A combination of 3D printed adapters and off-the-shelf shields and hard hats makes this PPE fully reusable. 

3D Printing and Coronavirus Check-In - Week of 4/13/2020

In this week's update we discuss how additive manufacturing is supporting injection molding for masks, and ramping up to production quantities of face shields and testing swabs.  

3D Printed Mask in Response to Coronavirus Crisis Passes Clinical Review — 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.

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