Solutions Being Explored
Last updated - March 25, 2020 4:30 pm PST
The following table provides a summary view of current applications being explored
|Category||Part||Current Activity||Status||Clinical Uses||Next Steps|
|PPE - Face Shield||Face Shield Frame||Prototypes of frames have been printed||Active||No||Optimize design and source clear plastic material that would attach to frame to create the face shield|
|Diagnostics||Swab||Prototypes of nasal swabs have been printed in multiple materials||Active||No||Feasibility testing and clinical feedback|
|Ventilator Components||Various||Clinical use of 3d printed parts in Italy; additional evaluation of materials and print processes||Active||Yes||Engagement with medical device manufacturers for feasibility and testing|
|PPE - Surgical Masks||Surgical Masks||Prototypes of various designs have been printed and are being tested||Active||No||Clinical evaluation and feedback|
|N95 Compliant Masks||Prototypes have been printed; need N95 filter material to make viable||Not Active||No||We do not recommend 3D printing of N95 compliant surgical masks and respirators without proper testing.|
|PPE - Respirators||N95 Respirator||Prototypes have been printed; need N95 filter material to make viable||Not Active||No|
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3D Systems does not support the unlicensed production of medical parts at this time. While our printing systems can be used to create medically certifiable parts - those parts, materials, and workflows have gone through extensive testing by certified organizations and are normally not transferable to other geometries or applications.
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