3D Printing Against COVID19 (Updated Press Collection)

This is a weekly updated collection of press articles on innovations using 3D printing against COVID-19, complementing our existing COVID19 3D Printing information page, which includes our webinar recordings and downloadable resources.

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Rapid Response Additive Manufacturing Initiative (RRAMI) – Mock Disaster Drill 1 – The Rapid Response Additive Manufacturing Initiative (RRAMI) project was developed by Eric Wooldridge and Heather Beebe of Somerset Community College (SCC) in Kentucky to enable a statewide, variable location, rapid 3D printing response in the event of emergencies such as COVID-19, natural disasters, or other calamities to manufacture substantial amounts of critical supplies. Products that would no longer be available due to a breakdown of the conventional manufacturing supply chain will be produced, such as personal protection equipment (PPE), hardware components, or vital tools. January 19th, 2021 @SomersetCC65 

Medical Teams Innovate in Covid-19 Treatments, Testing Methods – Amid supply shortages, hospitals began building what they couldn’t buy. Facing potential nasal swab testing shortages, Northwell teamed with the University of South Florida Health, 3D printing company Formlabs, and Tampa General Hospital to make 3D printed nasal swabs to test for Covid-19 in patients. Stony Brook University used 3D printers to make face shields to protect healthcare workers rather than only seeking to purchase. January 19th, 2021 @formlabs @TGHCares @usfcoph @NorthwellHealth

Pawsitivity: College of Medicine student uses 3D printers to create masks for homeless people – First-year College of Medicine medical student Marc Levine holds a bag with some of the 1,000 face masks he created for homeless people. January 21st, 2021 @PSHResearch

Microfluidic chip detects COVID antibodies in seconds – Using a minuscule drop of blood of just five microlitres, the platform can identify the presence of two of the virus’s antibodies – spike S1 protein and receptor binding domain (RBD). Even low concentrations of antibodies below one picomolar (0.15 nanograms per millilitre) can be detected by the device, which relies on an electrochemical reaction within the microfluidics to send a signal to a nearby smartphone or computer. The research is published in Advanced Materials. January 11th, 2021 @CarnegieMellon @OptomecInc

DOD utilizes 3D-printing to create N95 respirators in the battle against COVID-19 – In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity’s Warfighter Expeditionary Medicine and Treatment Project Management Office, as part of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command’s Additive Manufacturing Working Group, has played an integral role in the ramped-up effort to produce N95 respirators for healthcare and frontline workers across the nation. January 13th, 2021 @DeptofDefense

Testing of 3D-printed COVID face guards and UV air treatment win Australian funding: The use of personalized 3D-printed face guards to cover gaps on the sides of masks will be tested in one of six coronavirus-related clinical trials to win funding from the Australian government. January 3rd, 2020 @Flinders

Using Machine Learning to Predict Which COVID-19 Patients Will Get Worse [Read more at British Journal of Anaesthesia]: a recent study from Michigan Medicine describing an algorithm to predict which patients are likely to quickly deteriorate while hospitalized. December 23rd, 2020 @umichmedicine

Drexel 3D Face Shield Printing Project Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic Achieves 30K+ Donation Milestone: A collaborative effort between faculty members at the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI), College of Engineering (CoE), College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems (Biomed) to generate 3D printed face shields recently hit a milestone of 30,500 donations to more than 100 area hospitals, rehabilitation and nursing facilities, EMS and law enforcement, educational institutions, clinical practices and non-profit organizations battling the COVID-19 pandemic. December 23rd, 2020 @DrexelCCI

A new biosensor detects COVID-19 antibodies in 10-12 seconds [Read more at Advanced Materials]: Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University report findings on an advanced nanomaterial-based biosensing platform that detects, within seconds, antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to testing, the platform will help to quantify patient immunological response to the new vaccines with precision. December 24th, 2020 @CarnegieMellon @PittTweet @UPMC

Why The Most Advanced 3D Printed Nasal Swabs Aren’t Just 3D Printed: Among the supply chain responses that have proven most effective this year, 3D printing has been responding to the need for speedier manufacturing. This has included the production of a significant amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing goods like nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs. December 14th, 2020 

XR Initiative at 1, Milestones met as pandemic brings new challenges, opportunities: When leaders at the Center for Academic Innovation announced an XR initiative a little more than a year ago, they knew there was a hunger from a growing segment of campus to advance teaching through the development of augmented and virtual reality technologies. Among the XR solutions are three projects using Microsoft’s HoloLens2 technology for medical rounds, nursing training, and construction architecture. December 18th, 2020 @UMichiganAI #ExtendedReality

Review: Ergonomically designed AirPop masks based on 3D printing : Wearing face masks is one of the key criteria for minimizing coronavirus infection. Yet many masks are either uncomfortable for the wearer or, when comfortable, ineffective. New masks from AirPop solve this. December 7th, 2020 @AirpOpMask

Zortrax creates and launches its own production line of protective face masks : According to Zortrax, the production line is capable of producing 2 masks per second, which is 500 units in less than 10 minutes. They are not – and at the moment they are not intended to be certified and intended for use in conditions of direct contact with sick patients. December 10th, 2020 @Zortrax_3D

Nagami.Design using ABB robots to produce personal protection masks : Nagami is currently focusing its efforts on covering Ávila’s needs, in the city where its factory is located, and is planning to expand this week to other regions such as Madrid and La Rioja. The masks are produced through robotic extrusion in a layer-by-layer FDM (fused deposition modelling). The material used is a PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol) which is durable, tough, 100% recyclable, and has robust chemical resistance and high-impact strength. December 12st, 2020 @NagamiDesign @ABBRoboticsUSA

Wolverhampton University creates thousands of face shields for frontline workers: Wolverhampton University has used 3D printing technology to create 10,000 face shields in support of the Covid-19 response. December 3rd, 2020 @wlv_uni

3D Printing Helps Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Design Prisma Health’s Ventilator in 10 Days : Cynthia Star, the director of Technology Transfer for Johnson & Johnson’s 3D Printing team spoke about the importance of the process in a session titled ‘How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Adoption of 3D Printing in Medtech,’ during Virtual Engineering Week. December 1st, 2020 @JNJNews

How Midlands medtech has stepped up during COVID-19 : Dr Darren Clark, CEO of Medilink Midlands, praises the manufacturers who stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic after a report from the National Audit Office raised question marks about the government’s procurement of PPE. December 3rd, 2020 @MedilinkEM 

Copper3D’s Antimicrobial Materials for 3D Printing Reduce Viral Load of Coronavirus : For the last two years, Chilean-North American start-up Copper3D has been hacking 3D printing materials by giving them antimicrobial properties to help avoid infections and save lives on a global scale. Now, the innovative company has successfully tested the antiviral capacity of the additive present in all its Copper3D products against a human coronavirus strain. November 24th, 2020 @Copper3D_Global

Researchers create 3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 testing : In response to the critical shortage of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Radiology at University of South Florida (USF) Health in Tampa set out to design, validate and create NP swabs using a point-of-care 3D printer. Results of the first clinical trial of 3D-printed NP swabs for COVID-19 testing are being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). November 23rd, 2020 @RSNA @TOHatRSNA

How 3D Printing Is Scaling Up COVID-19 Protection : At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus broadened to include the creation of face masks, shields, and other personal protective equipment (PPE). To support 3D manufactures across the country, the VHA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) agreed to collaborate. Along with America Makes—a private 3D printing firm—the agencies work together to increase stores of protective equipment and other necessary devices, test them for safety and efficacy, and send them through the FDA review process. November 24th, 2020 @AmericaMake @VeteransHealth @NIH 

Scientists unveil virtual reality tool for COVID-19 drug development : The tool uses interactive molecular dynamics simulations in virtual reality (iMD-VR) to allow researchers to step inside SARS-CoV-2 enzymes and visualise molecules binding to them. Read more at ACS Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. November 13th, 2020 @BristolUni

Engineers’ response to pandemic recognised in video series : Engineers have played a key role in the crisis, including 3D-printing face shields and ventilator parts. November 20th, 2020 @I_Form_Centre

Greek Startup Develops Hand-Held Covid Detection Device: Greek startup Biopix-T has developed a mobile Covid-19 detection device, called Iris, which can identify the presence of the virus in a sample in just half an hour. The device, which functions just like a mini-laboratory, is expected to be put on the market in 2021. November 20th, 2020 #BIOPIXDNATECHNOLOGY #Iris

Copper3D, Antimicrobial Additive Tested Against Human Coronavirus : Cuprionix additives are the result of more than 10 years of R&D by teams of Chilean scientists that have been based on the powerful antimicrobial properties of copper to develop a portfolio of additives, materials and solutions scientifically proven by the most prestigious international laboratories. The latest validation that this technology has received was given by the Pasteur Institute (France), which verifies the powerful antiviral action of the Cuprionix additive against Human Coronavirus. November 5th, 2020 @Copper3D_Global @Petrocheme 

COVID-19 Has Thrust 3-D Printing Into the Spotlight : In the early days of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 3-D printing was a star performer, grabbing headlines left and right. Seemingly everyone was printing something for their local hospital. November 13th, 2020 @3Diligent

NIH COVID-19 Supply Chain Response [Updated] : This collection represents a coordinated effort among the NIH/NIAID, FDA, VA, and America Makes to support the manufacturing of personal protective equipment (PPE) or other necessary medical devices that are in short supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic. November 14th, 2020 @NIH

COVID-19 pandemic sparks 3D-printing engineering innovation at PNNL As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory provided support to a consortium of 16 national laboratories tasked with doing the research to help address these critical shortages.

Round 2: The COVID Fight Scores With Help From 3D Printing : Global COVID-19 infection rates are increasing, and we are now in Round 2 of the fight against the global pandemic.  The first round of the COVID fight was a defining moment for the 3D printing industry. November 5th, 2020 @fabbaloo 

NIH COVID-19 Supply Chain Response [Updated] : This collection represents a coordinated effort among the NIH/NIAID, FDA, VA, and America Makes to support the manufacturing of personal protective equipment (PPE) or other necessary medical devices that are in short supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic. November 7th, 2020 @NIH

What does the future hold for 3D Printing? : Covid-19 pandemic has wrought havoc with many sectors, including the automotive, aerospace and industrial markets that have adopted 3D printing most enthusiastically. This, and other factors, are impacting 3D printing just as it reaches maturity as a versatile manufacturing technique and have stalled that pattern of growth. But for how long? October 28th, 2020 @IDTechEx @MPN_Magazine

3D-Printed Molds Accelerate Substitute-Ventilator Validation : Fortify’s 3D printing and injection molding expertise saved Ventilator Project weeks and thousands of dollars as the nonprofit hurried to supply clinicians and hospitals at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. October 30th, 2020 @ri_ventproject @3DFortify

COVID-19 Was Not the First Supply-Chain Disruption, and It Won’t Be the Last : The need for a robust supply chain that can respond to rapidly changing demand as product life cycles shorten hasn’t changed, says Protolabs CEO Vicki Holt. 3D printing isn’t always the right solution, nor is injection molding — you have to consider the many variables of a project. October 29th, 2020 @IDTechEx

UofL engineering student creates design for 3D-printed COVID test swab : Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi recognized the LOU Covid Rapid Response Group, a collection of manufacturers, suppliers, universities, and individuals designing, manufacturing, or 3D-printing PPE for hospital systems in more than 10 states on Thursday. October 29th, 2020 @WhipMixCorp @GE_Appliances

The CAR3D project team has designed a new ear hook to reduce the discomfort of wearing a mask : The CAR3D Project team has recently created a new ear hook to hold the masks and be able to protect ears during use. This product is better suited to current needs and is based on a detailed research which mainly identifies the discomfort caused by the rubbers of masks after a workday. October 21st, 2020 @CAR3D_Project

Scientists 3D-Printed a Human Immune System to Battle Covid-19 : In the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak, maker communities around the globe utilised their 3D printers to assist overwhelmed hospitals and healthcare workers with PPE supplies. In labs, tissue engineers printed human-like tissues to examine the effects of this virus. October 22nd, 2020 @Prellisbio @melanie_matheu 

Windform 3D printed visor frame for Made in Italy protective face shields: Tecnoguarnizioni s.a.s (Soliera, Modena, Italy) for over 40 years has been producing industrial flat gaskets of all sizes based on the customer’s design. In this period of major global crisis and health emergency, it is actively contributing to the fight against Covid-19 by creating new personal protective equipment (PPE). October 24th, 2020 @CRP_Group #Safe4U

Medical 3D Printing—and How Is it Regulated? As health providers find new ways to apply manufacturing technology, FDA oversight must evolve : Using 3D printing to manufacture a range of medical products could help address these shortages. However, although this emerging technology can be an important stopgap in meeting pressing needs, policymakers will need to consider the potential risks and benefits associated with its use and carefully assess how it can be deployed in future emergencies. October 10th, 2020

3D Printing for Preppers: Ultimaker on Emergency 3D Printing : It is without a doubt, that the pandemic highlighted the superiority of 3D printing technology for emergency manufacturing. October 14th, 2020 @Ultimaker 

Digitalising our world beyond COVID-19 : In a year of global disruption, many businesses and nations have struggled to keep up with the pace of change set by the coronavirus pandemic. October 15th, 2020 @create_digital_ @Titomic_Limited @fleetspace

Joining the fight against COVID-19 : HP Canada partners with the federal government to 3D print face shields for frontline workers. October 16th, 2020 @HPCanada

Rapid point-of-care COVID-19 test availability moves closer : A new rapid point-of-care COVID-19 test is a step closer to being available for use as it moves into official evaluation and validation following months of development. The grant of £115,341 from Welsh Government’s Covid Response, Research, Development and Innovation Solutions fund will enable the University to validate the test device and kits, in collaboration with manufacturing partners, Public Health Wales and NHS Wales. October 5th, 2020 # LlusernScientific

Army Leads DOD Effort to Produce 3D-Printed Swabs : The Army Medical Research and Development Command assembled a team of experts to help Defense Department additive manufacturers produce and procure medical materiel in response to equipment shortages in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis. October 6th, 2020 # USAMMDA

3 New Open Source Tools To Aid In Battling COVID-19 : The advancing 3D printing technology enables the replication of medical-grade devices at lower-costs and allows for open-source implementation. October 8th, 2020 

FDA Updates FAQS For 3D Printed Nasal Swabs And Other Covid-19 Testing Devices : The Administration ultimately intends to decline reviews of emergency use authorization (EUA) requests when it comes to laboratory developed tests (LDTs). The announcement comes following a release by the US Department of Health and Human Services stating that novel LDTs would not be subjected to premarket review with a letter to healthcare providers regarding self-collection of nasal samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing. October 9th, 2020 

Sunderland schoolboy named in Queen’s Birthday Honours List for helping key workers during pandemic : A schoolboy has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List after dedicating hundreds of hours to making more than 1,000 protective visors for frontline workers. October 9th, 2020 

Middle East: 3D printing beyond the face mask : Companies specialising in 3D printing in the Middle East have famously pivoted to producing medical equipment for coronavirus warriors. However, some are also launching hygiene products for everyday use, learning business lessons along the way. September 22nd, 2020 @eon_aligner @3Dinova @Immensalabs @preciseme

A 3D printed vocal mask for choirs and music classes : A new 3D printed vocal mask has been developed specifically for choirs and music classes allowing the user to sing unobstructed. September 24th, 2020 @Varia3D @Evonik

3D-Printed Medical Devices Can Remedy Supply Bottlenecks In Times Of Pandemic : Checklists help manufacturers implement regulatory requirements reliably and promptly. TUV SUD’s checklists detail the key requirements across standards and regulations relating to medical products. These lists were distributed to manufacturers free of charge during the COVID-19 crisis. The free lists benefitted testing laboratories, healthcare specialists and the public by making Additive Manufacturing easier to access. September 29th, 2020 @TUVSUD @ASTMIntl

TCC (Travis Community Consortium) donates 3D printers to Phoenix Spark, aids in base COVID care and Airman innovation : At the peak of the pandemic, The Travis Community Consortium donated a shipment of 16 3D printers to the Phoenix Spark Lab at Travis AFB, California to support PPE printing. September 30th, 2020 @postprotech @usairforce

3D-printed ‘invisible’ fibres can sense breath, sound, and biological cells : Researchers at the University of Cambridge have leveraged recent advances in 3D printing to produce electronic fibers that could be used as sensors for health monitoring, all while being invisible to the naked eye. (Read more from Science Advances). October 2nd, 2020 @Cambridge_Uni

MTU engineer makes open-source, 3D printed tools for COVID-19 : Today, with the evolution of digital manufacturing technologies such as 3D printers and circuit milling systems, humanity can share designs with others who can then replicate medical-grade devices for the cost of locally sourced materials. September 21st, 2020 @mturesearch

Researchers develop ‘swab’ with 3D printer to increase the number of Covid-19 tests in Minas | Minas Gerais : Researchers from the Osvaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Belo Horizonte are developing a swab made from 3D printing, which could become a possible ally in expanding Covid-19 tests in Minas. September 22nd, 2020 @fiocruz

3D print your face on a mask, fit antibacterial handles to your doors – designs for the Covid-19 both practical and whimsical : An architect’s call for designs for small objects to make a difference to lives amid Covid-19 drew a range of submissions, some functional, others more fun. September 22nd, 2020

Finishing process removed resin from 3D printed nasal swabs fast : At the peak of the pandemic, Print Parts began working with NYC to scale up production of NP swabs for the emergency supply of COVID test kits. September 23rd, 2020 @postprotech @PrintParts

Covid-19: Warning Signals When the Wearer’s Hand Nears the Face : A 3D printed pendant which uses vibrations to warn the wearer they are about to touch their face has been launched by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). The device, which pulses when the wearer’s hand nears the face, aims to reduce potential infection from Covid-19 through simple and affordable technology. September 24th, 2020 @NASAJPL

Department of Veterans Affairs using 3D tech to create PPE, helping veterans get food and medical supplies during pandemic : The VA has developed their 3D technology and shared resources with the public to develop PPE, altered their ride share program to deliver food and medical supplies. September 25th, 2020 @DeptVetAffairs

Siemens adopts Mitsui Chemicals’ coating agent on the 3D-printed frame of a new medical-grade face shield: By coating the frames with Mitsui Chemicals’ UNISTOLE™ polyolefin-based liquid adhesive, engineers have been able to achieve good adhesion with the frame material, a flatter surface to prevent virus and bacteria residue, resistance to alcohol that can be used for sterilization to facilitate face shield reuse, scratch resistance, improved elasticity, crack resistance and sterilization by way of low-dose UV resistance. September 14th, 2020 @Siemens

FDA Guidance Fails to Ensure Security of 3D-Printed Masks and PPE : FDA guidelines for making 3D-printed masks, face shields, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in the COVID-19 era fail to defend against cyberattacks, according to Rutgers and Georgia Tech engineers. See White paper here .September 16th, 2020 @RutgersNB

Fundamental VR is Challenging Traditional Medical Training in the Age of COVID: Virtual Reality enables surgical training for medical trainees and professionals from home. September 16th, 2020 @FundamentalVr

Growth in the Adoption of 3D Printing Technology After COVID-19 Isn’t A Coincidence: How additive manufacturing is helping meet demand and supply balance? September 18th, 2020 @makerbot @Formlabs 

Copper-coated masks being developed to fight COVID-19 : Researchers from Indiana University’s School of Engineering and Technology are attempting to incorporate copper, a metal with antimicrobial properties, into the design of face masks used in the fight against COVID-19. September 18th, 2020 @IndianaUniv

Fog-Free Mask Hack Solves Mask Versus Glasses Conundrum With Superb Seal : The Badger Seal from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering is free to copy during the COVID-19 pandemic, even commercially. It works by running an elastic cord below the jaw and a formable wire over the nose to encourage contact all around both mouth and nose. September 2nd, 2020 #BadgerSeal

SINTERIT 3D Printing Offers Manufacturers Flexibility In The Post-Covid-19 World :Polish 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit, the new business landscape will require flexibility rather than outright change from 3D printing companies. September 7th, 2020 @Sinterit

 3D Printed DIY Germ Erasers Hack COVID-19 : A 3D printed portable sanitization device using UV light. September 8th, 2020 @fastradius

These 3D printed nasal swabs self-adjust for comfort: A team from the School of Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton has taken the medical devices to the next level. In short, it has developed a 3D printed smart swab that can self-adjust to make the awkward swabbing process more comfortable for the patient.September 8th,2020@Formlabs 

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Print Parts collaborates with PostProcess on NYC COVID contract : Manhattan-based Additive Manufacturing service, Print Parts Inc., collaborated with PostProcess Technologies to rapidly scale efforts used in the production of 3D printed nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs for New York City’s COVID-19 Test Kits. September 9th, 2020 @PrintParts @postprotech

A digital manufacturer looks at what’s next after COVID-19 : Protolabs, an ecommerce-based provider of such manufacturing services as 3D printing, finds that its digital-first approach to product manufacturing and order-processing suits a time of changing market demand, CEO Vicki Holt says. In recent months it has taken on such projects as making ventilator masks out of snorkel materials.  September 11th, 2020 @Protolabs

Coronavirus: The students that are printing PPE masks in Tunisia (VIDEO) : Engineering student from Tunisia utilising 3D printing to develop masks in minutes. August 26th, 2020 

EOS and Dunlee joined forces to ramp up anti-scatter grid production in response to the novel coronavirus : An 3D printed anti-scatter grid for enhancing CT imaging.  August 31st, 2020 @EOS @dunlee

Portable, point-of-care COVID-19 test could bypass lab: Illinois researchers developed a microfluidic cartridge for a 30-minute COVID-19 test. The cartridges are 3D-printed and could be manufactured quickly.September 1st,2020

Six 3D Printed COVID Face Masks Don’t Stand up to Scrutiny :A study on the feasibility and efficacy of 3D printed face masks. September 3rd, 2020 @Ultimaker @Autodesk

Refugees and scientists develop sustainable PPE to combat Covid-19 : A group of artists and scientists has teamed up with the UNHCR and Syrian refugees to develop new hand hygiene products and design and produce reusable masks, shields and gowns to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Jordan. September 5th, 2020 @UNHCR

Portable smartphone COVID-19 test delivers results in under 40 minutes : New portable COVID-19 tests deliver results quickly and can make testing more accessible. September 5th, 2020 @fastradius

GM leveraging Stratasys 3D printing in ventilator tooling production : As part of this initiative to combat COVID-19, the company reverse-engineered part data for tooling fixtures from the original ventilator manufacturer. By using 3D printing as the manufacturing technique, the production of these tools was able to begin within a day. August 3rd, 2020 @GM @Stratasys

Robotics Club 3D Prints PPE Face Shields for Frontline Workers #TIBCO4Good : A Robotics club in Vernon, New Jersey is helping protect frontline workers at local hospitals and businesses, using 3D printers to deliver thousands of personal protective equipment (PPE). August 26th, 2020 #TIBCO4Good

Robotics Club 3D Prints PPE Face Shields for Frontline Workers #TIBCO4Good
Robotics Club 3D Prints PPE Face Shields for Frontline Workers #TIBCO4Good

MakerBot Melds 3D Printing and Remote Work : Enabling remote 3D printing during pandemic using MakerBot CloudPrint. August 27th, 2020 @MakerBot

The new Japanese technologies helping to fight COVID‐19 : A Japanese doctor has created a respirator adapted for use on earth using space technology, which can be created with a 3D printer. August 27th, 2020

Makere University, Uganda, Adds Thermal Imaging, 3D Printing to Fight Against COVID-19 : Boosting the contribution of local content to the fight against COVID-19. August 28th, 2020 @MakerereU

Challenges In 3D Printing Adoption – COVID-19 : Key considerations for 3D printing in post COVID-19 business environment. August 29th, 2020 @AuManufacturing

GitMoment: CRASHSpace/COVID-19-3dprints CRASH Space has been working with USC Keck, Cedars-Sinai and others on the front line of this pandemic. With these clinical partners, we have developed and refined designs for face shields, face masks and ear savers, and rallied the community to build them. For the latest information on our work: https://covid.crashspace.org

Improving Swab Effectiveness Using 3D Printing : Neurophotometrics and Markforged partner to create a 3D printed nasal swab that provides better accuracy than current COVID-19 testing standard. August 20th, 2020

COVID-coping products, straight from Tampa man’s 3D printer From fixing drones to 3D printing pandemic coping devices August 18th, 2020

Has the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of 3D printing? Will it stick? (TCT) August 20th, 2020

3D printing steps up to the frontlines in the battle against Covid-19 The versatility of 3D printing has enabled on-demand solutions for needs ranging from personal protection equipment to medical devices and isolation wards, proving the technology’s vital use in addressing worldwide disruptions in supply chains, August 17th, 2020.

3D Printing in FDA’s Rapid Response to COVID-19 : Updates on activities performed under the FDA, NIH, and VA Memorandum of Understanding in collaboration with America Makes. Updated August 3rd, 2020

[COVID-19 Supply 3D models] NIH 3D print Exchange Updated August 15th, 2020 @NIH

Belfast doctors study COVID-19 effects with 3D printed lung model August 5th, 2020 @Axial3D

Companies are adopting AR and VR to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic August 6th, 2020 @gridraster @TechRepublic

Formlabs’ Healthcare Director on COVID-19 3D printing response: “We’ve all seen the value of decentralised manufacturing”  August 12th, 2020 @Formlabs

GM 3D Prints Tooling for 30,000 Ventilator Parts During Pandemic August 13th, 2020 @GeorgiaTech @GM @Stratasys @Ventec

[COVID-19 Supply 3D models] NIH 3D print Exchange Updated August 8th, 2020 @NIH 

Munich Re And Fraunhofer Award €1m In 3D Printed Covid-19 Ventilator Contest August 14th, 2020 @MunichRe @Fraunhofer

1.8 Million Face Shields Delivered to Protect Medical Workers from Covid-19July 28th,2020@GeorgiaTech @medtechinnovate

Hands-Free Wall-Mounted Hand Sanitizer Dispenser July 31st, 2020 @makend0

Belfast doctors study COVID-19 effects with 3D printed lung model August 5th, 2020 @Axial3D

Companies are adopting AR and VR to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic August 6th, 2020 @gridraster @TechRepublic

[COVID-19 Supply 3D models] NIH 3D print Exchange Updated August 1st, 2020 @NIH

Hands-Free Wall-Mounted Hand Sanitizer Dispenser July 31st, 2020 @makend0

5 Reasons You Should Continue Scaling Your 3D Printing Service During COVID-19, and How to Do So July 30th, 2020 @3DPrint_com

Accumen Releases First FDA EUA COVID-19 Saliva Testing Kits July 31st, 2020 @AccumenInc

1.8 Million Face Shields Delivered to Protect Medical Workers from Covid-19 July 28th, 2020 @GeorgiaTech @medtechinnovate

[COVID-19 Supply 3D models] NIH 3D print Exchange Updated July 25th, 2020 @NIH 

Artist Ioan Florea and Total-Corbion Collaborate to Create 3D Printed Face Shields for Donations to Hospitals July 12nd, 2020 @TotalCorbionPLA #loanflorea

WPI Innovation and Entrepreneurship Team 3D Prints, Donates Face Shields July 13th, 2020 @AmericaMakes

3D Printing Gains a Foothold in Medical and Military Arenas July 14th, 2020 @RIA_JMTC

Researchers use 3D printing to develop a reusable N95 mask July 16th,2020@univmiami 

WinSun/Yingchuang ships 15 3D printed isolation wards to Pakistan to fight COVID-19 July 22nd, 2020 #WinSun #3DprintedIsolationPods

What Has the 3D Printing Industry Learned During COVID-19? July 24th, 2020 @3dabomaDPrint_com

[COVID-19 Supply 3D models] NIH 3D print Exchange Updated July 11th, 2020 @NIH

JCRMRG’s 3D Health Hackathon Aims for Sustainable 3D Printed PPE July 11th, 2020 @3DPrint_com @jcrmrg

Commerce Funds Manufacturing USA Pandemic Response Projects July 7th, 2020 @AmericaMakes

3D Printing Lessons Learned from COVID-19 (And How They Will Change Manufacturing’s Future) July 7th, 2020 @IndustryWeek

[COVID-19 Supply 3D models] NIH 3D print Exchange Updated June 27th, 2020  

From Corvette To COVID-19 Response: How 3D Printing Transforms Technology for General Motors June 18th, 2020  

Essentium supplies over 60K 3D printed face masks to State of Texas June 24th, 2020  

3D printing to thrive during COVID-19 and beyond June 24th, 2020   

University of Buffalo students use 3D printing to make face shields for local dentists June 26th, 2020  

New UK deals will bring millions more PPE items to frontline healthcare staff June 11th, 2020

10 Year Old Ryan Golditch Making 3D Printed PPE June 16th, 2020

“Let them make it” – BCN3D CTO on 3D printing after COVID-19 June 17th, 2020. A Better writeup about BCN3D effort can be found here.

Chinese 3D Printer Exports Soar Amid COVID-19 Pandemic June 20th, 2020

[NIH 3D print Exchange: 3D model database] COVID-19 Supply Chain Response Updated June 11th, 2020

3D Printed Medical Manikins Become Effective Training Aids for Respiratory Swab Collection June 9th, 2020

Seattle hospital bus drivers receive 3D printed protection for COVID-19 June 10th, 2020

Formnext 2020 reveals part of COVID-19 strategy for November June 10th. 2020

[NIH 3D print Exchange: 3D model database] COVID-19 Supply Chain Response Updated June 6th, 2020

A critical review of initial 3D printed products responding to COVID-19 health and supply chain challenges May 13th, 2020

3D scanning app generates customized 3D printed mask fitter May 28th, 2020

New French Organization Covid3D Creates 24-7 3D Printing Factory for 40 Hospitals June 4th, 2020

3D printing company strikes gold with idea that copper can stop the spread of COVID-19 June 3rd, 2020

[NIH 3D print Exchange: 3D model database] COVID-19 Supply Chain Response Updated May 30th, 2020

Xometry CEO Randy Altschuler: “The impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing will pale in comparison to climate change. We better be ready for it.”  May 18th, 2020

3D printing in the time of COVID-19: A triad of legal perspectives May 28th, 2020

3D printed robot swabs patients’ throats for Covid-19 May 29th, 2020

AXIOM Process Combines 3D Printing with Injection Molding, Prompted by COVID-19 Needs May 30th, 2020

Pandemic Response Sparks New Interest in Pro 3D Printing May 30th, 2020

[NIH 3D print Exchange: 3D model database] COVID-19 Supply Chain Response Updated May 23th, 2020

Millions of products have been 3D printed for the coronavirus pandemic – but they bring risks May 5th, 2020

Navy, Army Partner for 3D Printing of COVID-19  May 22nd, 2020 Test

3D Printed Ventilator Part Receives Emergency FDA Approval May 22nd, 2020

Accelerating vaccine production with ceramic 3D printing May 23rd, 2020

[NIH 3D print Exchange: 3D model database] COVID-19 Supply Chain Response Updated May 9th, 2020

Seattle Children’s Reverse Engineers COVID-19 Resource Crisis with Stratasys and Materialise Collaboration May 11th, 2020

America Makes Announces Top Designs of Fit to Face—Mask Design Challenge May 12th, 2020

Additive manufacturing used for local PPE solution in Belgium May 14th, 2020

How 3D Printing Is Accelerating The Coronavirus Test Race [Video] May 15th, 2020

[NIH 3D print Exchange: 3D model database] COVID-19 Supply Chain Response Updated May 9th, 2020

Wyss-designed swabs enter human trials for COVID-19 April 28st, 2020

Stratasys Face Shield Coalition celebrates milestone: 100,000 shields shipped. May 4th, 2020

CoVent-19 Challenge Attracts More Than 200 Ventilator Design Submissions as 7 Teams Build Working Prototypes in Finalist Round May 7th, 2020

Prellis Biologics Pursues Bioprinted Lymph Nodes for Production of COVID-19 Antibodies May 7th, 2020

HP COVID-19 devices are the next million-part 3D printing application May 7th, 2020

[NIH 3D print Exchange: 3D model database] COVID-19 Supply Chain Response Updated May 2nd, 2020

3D Printing in the Fight Against COVID-19: The Shifting Legal Landscape

Ceramic 3D Printing for Faster and Cheaper Production of Vaccines

CfAM supporting the local and national effort against Covid-19

Materialise Reports Financial Results For Q1 2020 With Impacts Of Covid-19 Pandemic May 1st, 2020 11:57 AM

CLECELL: A New Bioprinted Model Could Aid COVID-19 Vaccine Testing April 24th, 2020 11:57 AM

ExOne and Pitt Collaborate to Produce Promising Reusable Respirators with 3D Printed Metal Filters April 27th, 2020

TissueLabs will distribute MatriWell™ free of charge to all the researchers developing studies on the new coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2). April 30th, 2020

Is 3D printing a magic bullet for supply chain at the time of COVID-19 pandemic? April 17th, 2020 12:50

17,000 doctors and nurses training for COVID-19 pandemic using VR technology April 28th, 2020

 [NIH 3D print Exchange: 3D model database] COVID-19 Supply Chain Response Updated April 25th, 2020

The race to 3D-print 4 million COVID-19 test swabs a week April 24th, 2020 – 9:00 AM

The latest 3D printing efforts against Covid-19 Updated April 24th, 2020 – 11:30 PM

As the coronavirus interrupts global supply chains, people have an alternative – make it at home April 24th, 2020 – 10:22 PM AEST

University of Michigan develops VentMI, a personalized splitter for ventilators April 23rd, 2020

3D Printing Design for COVID-19 Show Notes and Recordings April 22nd, 2020

Ferrari joins 3D printing effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. April 20th, 2020

The role of additive manufacturing and antimicrobial polymers in the COVID-19 pandemicExpert Review of Medical Devices, April 20th, 2020

The Agility of 3D Technology for Medical Institutions: In Time of A Pandemic (April 19th, 2020)

 [NIH 3D print Exchange: 3D model database] COVID-19 Supply Chain Response Updated April 18th, 2020

Lab Tests Show Effectiveness Of Australian 3D Printed Copper Invention Against Covid-19 April 15th, 2020

Siare manufactures lung simulators with Automobile Lamborghini support Updated April 16th, 2020– 11:54 AM

3D Printing Community Responds To COVID-19 And Coronavirus Resources Updated April 17th, 2020 – 10:30 AM

Konica Minolta looks to help healthcare workers with 3D printing April 16th, 2020

How 3-D printing is helping the US fight medical equipment shortages and the coronavirus pandemic April 17th, 2020 – 9:06 AM EDT

COVID-19 might accelerate or change previous AI adoption strategies April 17th, 2020

Using Bioprinted Tissue Models To Test Drugs Against Diseases Including COVID-19 April 16, 2020


Tech companies like Apple and Blue Origin and universities like Duke are using their arsenals of 3D printers to produce millions of face shields for medical workers April, 14, 2020

NIH, FDA and VA 3D-Printing Collaboration Turns to Ventilator Parts

Origin 3D-Printed COVID-19 Test Swabs Clinical Trial and Validation Completed with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterApril 13, 2020

[FDA Notice] FAQs on 3D Printing of Medical Devices, Accessories, Components, and Parts During the COVID-19 Pandemic Updated April 11th, 2020

[NIH 3D print Exchange: 3D model database] COVID-19 Supply Chain Response Updated April 11th, 2020

Safety and 3D-Printed COVID-19 Medical Devices — An Interview with Veterans Affairs April 9th, 2020

3D Printing Community Responds To COVID-19 And Coronavirus Resources Updated April 8th, 2020 – 11:20 AM

Safety Suggestions for 3D-Printing COVID-19 Medical Parts at Home April 8th, 2020

Volunteers Develop 3D Printable Ventilator Based On 1965 U.S. Army Design April 9th, 2020 – 10:25 AM

Cellink and Viscient’s Projects Will Aid Pandemic Research April 8th, 2020

VA mobilizing 3D printing to fight COVID-19 (April 8th, 2020)

The pandemic in pictures: how coronavirus is changing the world April 7th, 2020 (3D Printed Mask made the list)

Stratasys Helps: Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis (April 2nd, 2020)

Australia’s 3D printing experts are banding together to make masks for at-risk health workers April 3rd, 2020

Viscient to bioprint lung tissues to accelerate COVID-19 researchApril 1st, 2020

Xerox Pulls The Plug On HP Takeover, Cites Coronavirus Crisis (April 1, 2020)

Northwell Health converts BiPAP into ventilators using 3D printed adapter (video) (April 1, 2020)

Balkan Tech Enthusiasts Deploy 3D Printers against COVID-19 (April 1, 2020)

Medical Face Shield specifications (March 30th 2020)

To Answer Dire Shortages, This Healthcare Team Designed, 3D-Printed, and Tested Their Own COVID-19 Swabs in One Week (28 Mar 2020 | 15:42 GMT)

FDA: Optimizing Respirator Decontamination to Ensure Supplies for Emergency Preparedness

FDA: Investigating Decontamination and Reuse of Respirators in Public Health Emergencies

ASTM: Standards for PPE

FAQs on 3D Printing of Medical Devices, Accessories, Components, and Parts During the COVID-19 Pandemic  (FDA website, March 27th, 2020)

Calling All Makers With 3D Printers: Join Critical Mission To Make Face Masks And Shields For 2020 Healthcare Workers (March 24th, 2020)

Press Release: HP Inc. and Partners Mobilize 3D Printing Solutions to Battle COVID‐19 Palo Alto, Calif. (March 24, 2020)

COVID-19: scaling up production of 3D printed medical equipment
Posted on March 24, 2020

How the 3D printing industry is stepping up to help the COVID-19 response March 24, 2020 — 18:45 GMT (11:45 PDT)

Respirators From 3D Printers: How The Spanish Maker Community Fights Covid-19 From Their Living Rooms
Posted on March 23, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Malaysian 3D printers produce face shields to aid frontliners in the fight against Covid-19
Posted on March 23, 2020 7:10 PM MYT

3D Printing Community Responds To COVID-19 And Coronavirus Resources
Posted on March 23, 2020

Stratasys Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic by Ramping up Production of 3D-Printed Personal Protection Equipment
Posted on March 22, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

WASP shares open source processes for production of personalized PPE masks and helmets
Posted on March 22, 2020 (STL download link available)

Open-source project spins up 3D-printed ventilator validation prototype in just one week
Posted on March 20, 2020 12:24 AM AEDT

Could 3D-printing be the answer to coronavirus-induced supply shortages?
Posted on March 20, 2020 6:17 PM IST

Mass. General ‘Desperately’ Needs Supplies, Even 3-D Printed Ones
Posted on March 20, 2020 9:05 AM

Prusa mass produces medical shields to fight COVID-19
Posted on March 20, 2020

3D printing may help supply more essential coronavirus medical gear
Posted on March 20, 2020 12:35 PM PDT

Canadian Doctor 3D Prints Face Shields For Front-Line Medical Workers
Posted on March 20, 2020

Smile Direct Club Opens 3D Printing Facility to Aid in Production of Medical Supplies
Posted on March 19, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

EU industry touts 3D printing as ‘immediate solution’ to COVID-19 shortages
Posted on March 19, 2020 (Updated on March 20, 2020)

3D Printing Community Responds to COVID-19 and Coronavirus resources
Posted on March 19, 2020 10:00 AM (STL download links available)

Why We Need Ventilators And Why It Is So Hard To Make Them
Posted on March 19, 2020

NanoHack, an open-source 3D printed mask against COVID-19
Posted on March 18, 2020 (STL download link available)

Engineers use 3D-printer to save COVID-19 patients in Italy
Posted on March 18, 2020 12:09 PM EST

Three ways technology is helping the fight against coronavirus
Posted on March 18, 2020

[Updating] Italian Hospital Saves Covid-19 Patients Lives By 3D Printing Valves For Reanimation Devices
Posted on March 14, 2020

Things Worth 3D Printing In The Face Of The COVID-19 Pandemic – CD3D
Posted on March 12, 2020 (STL download links available)

Coronavirus Postpones AMUG 2020 – 3D Printing Industry Continues To Support Am
Posted on March 12, 2020 3:32 PM

The Biggest 3D Printing Fair In Poland Postponed Due To Coronavirus Threat
Posted on March 10, 2020

HHS Solicits Proposals for Development of Medical Products for Novel Coronavirus
Posted on March 6, 2020

Chinese Doctors 3d Print Nidus Model Of Coronavirus Patient – VIDEO
Posted on March 4, 2020

The Coronavirus Won’t Boost 3D Printing
Posted on February 25, 2020 7:52 PM EST