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    3D printing company strikes gold with idea that copper can stop the spread of COVID-19

    4 Jun, 2020

    When COVID-19 hit, SPEE3D founders Byron Kennedy and Steve Camilleri tried to work out how they could prevent the spread of the virus, and decided to investigate if antimicrobial copper could be the key.

    According to Kennedy, copper has been known to kill viruses and bacteria for centuries, so they decided to research if it would kill this specific coronavirus.


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    How 3D Printing Is Accelerating The Coronavirus Test Race

    18 May, 2020

    As the novel coronavirus spread rapidly across the United States this March, testing was lacking. While there were many problems, one simple one was a lack of test swabs. These nasopharyngeal swabs go into patients’ noses to grab a sample to test. To scale up testing, the country needed tens of millions—or perhaps hundreds of millions—of them. One major solution emerged: 3D printing. In this video, we look at how the country’s biggest 3D printing companies rushed to design and manufa...
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    3D Printing and COVID-19, May 14, 2020 Update

    15 May, 2020
    Caracol-AM, a 3D printing provider in Italy, is manufacturing face shields and masks using both its proprietary extrusion system mounted on a KUKA industrial robotic arm and more traditional fused deposition modeling printers. According to KUKA, the company is producing 1,000 parts daily for use by local healthcare workers.
    America Makes has announced the winners of its Fit to Face – Mask Design Challenge, hosted with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The de...
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    Download and request of 3D material

    13 May, 2020

    The 3D Laboratory of the Parc Taulí joins the Networking initiative to make the 3D community available for the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic eradication. As an expert center for 3D printing medical application, a clinical utility validation of the pieces has been performed and the 3D community is made available to the catalog with the technical design parameters, material requirements and printing parameters. Also, they are available to download the STL files of each validated piece. Th...
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    HP 3D printing designs hub to fight against Covid-19

    11 May, 2020
    HP is providing several free-access 3D printing designs for essential materials in the Covid-19 fight, and other additional resources. These materials include face shields, masks, CPAP components, personal accessories, and ventilator components. The webpage is updated regularly. 

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    Engineers from Colorado will design medical-grade, mass-producible masks for COVID-19 response

    6 May, 2020

    Colorado State University engineers are now poised to help fulfill projected demand for close to 50,000 medical masks per day for nurses, doctors and other health care providers. In support of their efforts, they’ve received a $25,000 grant from the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute under the COVID-19-Related Research Pilot program,, which just announced four statewide winners out of over 50 applicants.









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    3D Printing and COVID-19, May 5, 2020 Update

    5 May, 2020


    Formlabs has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to 3D print adapters designed to convert bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines into ventilators. What makes the adapter so significant, as discussed in our interview with the team behind the adapter at Northwell Health, is its simplicity. The T-shaped part makes it possible to connect endotracheal tubes to BiPAP machines, which can then be used ventilator systems, thus ...
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    3D Printing and COVID-19, May 2, 2020 Update

    4 May, 2020


    Swiss creative agency Atoll, in partnership with Pragma Engineering and 3D printing company Rapid Manufacturing, has designed a device that can be used to remove protective gloves in a way that is less likely to spread contamination. According to one study, almost 50 percent of people contaminate their skin with germs when removing protective clothing.Atoll’s device is made up of a curved piece of plastic that can be mounted on walls or metal bars over a garba...
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    3D Printing and COVID-19, May 1, 2020 Update

    1 May, 2020


    University Hospital Leuven in Belgium has begun using the Materialise Passive NIP (non-invasive positive end-expiratory pressure) mask to treat its first patients. The device is meant to deliver oxygen and high pressure to a patient’s lungs, pushing back the fluids in the lung to allow for greater oxygen absorption into the bloodstream. The mask is made up of a 3D-printed connector that holds together three standard medical devices—a mask, an air filter and a PEEP valve...
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    3D Printing and COVID-19, April 30, 2020 Update

    1 May, 2020


    Several European partners are involved in a 3D printing project that could aid in the development of lower cost vaccines, including vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Dubbed NESSIE, the project uses high resolution ceramic 3D printing, provided by Lithoz, to produce chromatographic columns purifying adenoviruses, which can be deployed as vectors for delivering genes or vaccine antigens to humans. The goal of the project is to increase the efficiency with...
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    3D Printing and COVID-19, April 29, 2020 Update

    1 May, 2020

    Doctors at the Institut Pasteur de Dakar in Senegal have used 3D printing to produce ventilator parts and increase SARS-CoV-2 testing in such a way that they claim has reduced costs substantially. An Al Jazeera report does not specify exactly what parts are being printed for ventilators, but we’ve reached out to the Institut Pasteur to learn more. The segment suggests that, by 3D printing ventilator parts, engineers have been able to develop ventilators that cost just $60 compar...
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    3D Printing and COVID-19, April 28, 2020 Update

    28 Apr, 2020


    A German firm called LMD Innovation GmbH is 3D printing protective face masks using LUVOSINT TPU from the LEHVOSS Group that meets Europe’s FFP2 and FFP3 filtering standards. FFP2 and FFP3 ratings designate masks that filter at least 94 and 99 percent of particulates, respectively, which can be compared to N95 and N99 standards representing filtration of 95 percent and 99 percent of particulates in the U.S. LMD’s 3D-printed masks fit tightly to the f...