UK researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are focused on how 3D printing can assist in serious healthcare issues, releasing the findings of their latest study in the recently published ‘ Additive Manufacturing Can Assist in the Fight Against COVID-19 and Other Pandemics and Impact on the Global Supply Chain .’
No one was prepared for a pandemic that would shut down much of the world for months, not to mention what would also grow into further horror as devices like ventilators and protection for medical professionals were in short demand globally. Resourceful students and makers took to their 3D printers quickly, offering items like face shields and masks , as well as open-source ventilators.
For this study, the researchers delved further into the effects on the supply chain, as well as the potential outcome for patients, studying the ‘unprecedented situation’ of a community coming together to begin providing […]
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