Antimicrobial 3D printed objects in the fight against pandemics

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Abstract

The uncharted nature of the Covid-19 pandemic has caused uncertainty globally, resulting in many healthcare professionals and key-workers being left with supply shortages in medical consumables and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), 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, facemasks and ventilator components. This short-review manuscript covers the potential of antimicrobial materials in the manufacturing of 3DP essential products, as an approach for added protection against pandemics.
Original languageEnglish
Journal3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
Publication statusAccepted - 23 Dec 2020

Keywords

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

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