Adaptive Helps COVID-19 Response with 3D Printing
Adaptive was asked to help respond to the need for 3D printed medical equipment to combat the COVID-19 virus. Markforged announced it was working on developing models for a testing swab to collect cells for testing of the COVID-19 virus as well as for printing face shields for medical personnel.
“The nice thing about 3D printing is that it’s very fast.” CEO Greg Mark said. “Get a group of 20 printers and printing 10 to 14,000 swabs a day.”The testing swab will require state approvals before being released.
The testing swab will require state approvals before being released.
In order to ramp up on these efforts, a couple of our large manufacturing customers who operate large 3D Printing farms such as Cummins and Caterpillar had Adaptive assist their teams to create working 3D Printing templates distributed by Markforged and others. These organizations are using their 3D Printing capacity toward supporting the needs of local medical teams and hospitals. Among the products being made include Face Shields and No-Touch Door handles.
Markforged released files that are ready to go for 3D Printing face shields for medical personnel.
Instruction and build files are available for download, click on the image to download the PDF:
No-Touch Door Handles
These door handles reduce the spread of infection. A template is below:
How can Adaptive help your business?
- We have in-house 3D printers and 3D scanners and 3D Printing service bureau partners for mass production.
- If you want to develop a 3D printing model to support a medical/healthcare-related effort, contact us.
- We can generate short-run production parts or tooling/fixturing components if your normal sources of supply are disrupted.