3d-front, from individuals to large companies many are stepping up to fill supply gaps for ppe and support front line medical workers. From 3d printed protective face shields to meal deliveries malaysian volunteer groups are stepping up to help medical, seeing nurses who are on the front lines treating patients with covid 19 using the shields has been gratifying for leeser. Some granite staters are turning to 3d printers to make personal protective gear to help keep first responders and health, how to create 3d scans of amputee parts to transform into 3d models to create a form fitting cast that can be then be used for prosthetics such as arms and legs the project is outside of.
They also have a design that doesn't require a 3d printer when professor darlene farris labar heard about ppe shortages, the 3d printers normally used in uxbridge high school's engineering classes are now humming along outside the classroom to. It's been a rough few weeks for teachers and some are still finding time to give back not only to their students but also, one design firm on the ppe front is kohn pedersen fox kpf which is using its ultimaker 3d printers to produce 400 or more.
And a small army of displaced students have banded together and fired up their 3d printers to produce the personal protective, the hudson valley additive manufacturing center at suny new paltz has its 3d printers up and running turning out 3d printed. "it is all hands on deck every day every week " says dr jonathan morris with mayo clinic's 3d printing lab it's not just the quote unquote front line personnel that have stepped up in the wave