Antimicrobial 3D printed objects in the fight against pandemics

Essyrose Mathew, Brendan F. Gilmore, Eneko Larrañeta, Dimitrios A. Lamprou*

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The uncharted nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused uncertainty globally, resulting in many health care professionals and key-workers being left with supply shortages in medical consumables and personal protective equipment, exacerbated by supply line issues and in some cases delays resulting from governmental policies. 3D printing (3DP) has played an important role in providing essential items to hospitals and the wider communities, such as visors, face masks, and ventilator components. This short-review article covers the potential of antimicrobial materials in the manufacturing of 3DP essential products, as an approach for added protection against pandemics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-86
Number of pages8
Journal3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Feb 2021


  • 3D printing
  • Additive manufacturind
  • Antimicrobial activity
  • COVID-19
  • Medical devices
  • pandemic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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