3D Ruck: Dr. Blake Teipel, CEO and Co-founder of Essentium in a 3ruck.com Interview

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At Formnext Connect 2020, 3Druck.com interviewed CEO and Co-founder Dr. Blake Teipel about Essentium and the 3D printing industry in an email interview.

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Essentium started producing face masks and resources were made available to fight the pandemic What is the conclusion after 8 months of the corona crisis?

Dr. Blake Teipel: Our conclusion after the experiences of the last months is: where the supply chain for critical medical equipment stalled, additive manufacturing was able to step in quickly and flexibly. It is becoming more and more evident that the way in which production works will change permanently. The pandemic is bringing people together to use digital technologies like additive manufacturing to address challenges like sourcing parts that are currently being manufactured at locations overseas.

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