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The role of 3D printing in fighting against epidemic situation

2021-03-02

Under the influence of the epidemic, many manufacturers have focused on intelligent manufacturing technology, replacing labor with machines to reduce risks. Among them, the performance of 3D printing technology is particularly outstanding, which has been applied to many industries and made corresponding contributions to the normal operation of society.

3D printing of medical materials to fight against epidemic situation.

Since the outbreak of the epidemic in Europe and the United States, 3D printing has played a huge role in rapidly providing materials for these regions. Many 3D printing companies have applied their technology to the medical field.

Carbon produces more than 1 million 3D printing nasopharynx swabs and 18000 3D printing protective masks each week; formlabs uses more than 250 3D printers to produce as many as 150000 swabs a day, and markforge has expanded its production scale to 100000 swabs a day.

Photo centric, a British company, uses light curing technology to print respirator compatible valves, with a weekly production of 40000.

 

In the face of the epidemic, the advantages of 3D printing rapid manufacturing solve the problem of product supply shortage in some countries. These examples show that 3D printing can respond quickly in emergency.

 

Building 3D printing isolation ward

During the epidemic period, Shanghai Yingchuang printed out 15 isolation wards with 3D printing technology to support Wuhan and provide corresponding medical security for Wuhan.

The building is integrated with 3D printing technology, with an area of about 10 meters and a height of 2.8 meters. It is wind resistant and earthquake resistant, and has the effect of thermal insulation. There are bedrooms and toilets in the room, which can ensure the basic living needs of the isolators.