Watch 3D printers churn out medical supplies to fight COVID-19

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: April 28, 2020

Bid farewell to prototypes and welcome mass production with open arms.

3D printing has strengthened itself in specific fields in the past. Hence, whether it was in architecture, biotech, prosthetics, or any other profound field, 3D printing has offered an invaluable prototype for numerous industries. This is also marked by the rise in consumer-grade printers.

However, none of it was prepared for the pandemic. Due to the disastrous Coronavirus, hospitals around the world faced a massive shortage of necessary equipment and tools. Therefore, essential equipment like face masks, ventilators, testing swabs, etc became tight in number. During this time, the traditional supply chain took a step back and failed to meet the needs on time. On the other hand, 3D printing churned out this equipment even at short notices. In fact, do you know that these 3D printers can manufacture goods with slight changes and alterations without applying new molds?

Hence, 3D equipment has resolved many issues and met the increased demand for unique designs and resources with efficiency.

Check out this video to see the response of 3D printing professionals as they speak to The Verge about their role during “wartime production.”

Updated April 28, 2020
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