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How 3D printing is helping with a medical supplies shortage

Written by David

March 25, 2020

The healthcare industry is the most critically affected area since the start of the pandemic outbreak. Having to cater to thousands of patients that need care and treatment for weeks-long has not only burdened medical facilities, but it has also shocked the entire healthcare ecosystem.

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Aside from overcrowded hospitals, the industry is also suffering from a shortage of medical equipment and tools. From single-use face shields to safety goggles and emergency oxygen valves, the supplies are running low.

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With quarantine orders being enforced in various parts of the globe and factories shutting down, the supply chain cannot possibly meet these demands as efficiently or quickly. To make up for the shortages, 3D-printer manufacturers have been coming forward offering to manufacture some of the equipment and even quarantine facilities. Although medical equipment and tools generally require specific production […]

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