The high demand on medical devices and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 crisis, left millions of healthcare professionals unprotected in the middle of this situation, as governments around the world were not prepared for such pandemic. The 3D printing (3DP) community, from Universities to 3DP enthusiasts with printers at home, was there to support hospitals from day one on this demand by providing PPE and other medical supplies (e.g. face shields and valves for respiratory machines). This editorial, will cover the importance of 3DP in the fight against COVID-19 and how this can be used to tackle potential pandemics and support the supply chain.
|Journal||3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing|
|Publication status||Accepted - 16 Apr 2020|
- 3D Printing
- Additive Manufacturing
- Medical devices
- Personal Protective Equipment
- supply chain