Production Engineering Solutions: Additive Manufacturing Steps-up in the Fight Against COVID-19

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As the coronavirus continues to spread, Essentium CEO Blake Teipel looks at the role of 3D printing (additive manufacturing) to fight to virus.

Additive manufacturing presents itself as a critically important supply chain enabler. Where the supply chain for critical medical equipment is faltering, the additive manufacturing can step in with speed, strength, growing scale and most importantly flexibility. There are three categories in which additive manufacturing can play an immediate and critical role – as part of a coordinated effort with government, health authorities and medical equipment manufacturers to guarantee reproducibility of product quality to set industry specifications.

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