Using 3D printing, Chilean manufacturer Copper3D has just introduced a brand new device to combat HIV transmission during breastfeeding. The invention is a 3D printed breast pump nozzle made from an antibacterial material.
The young startup is the originator of a filament that adds antimicrobial properties to different polymers such as PLA and TPU, thanks to copper nanoparticles. If successful at eliminating the transmission, this small device could have a major impact worldwide, especially considering that more than 430,000 children were affected by AIDS in 2017, resulting in 130,000 deaths.
3D printing has made significant impacts in nearly every industry, and on every scale too. This includes markets many...