While disaster has not yet befallen my humble family, there is no shortage of emergencies globally and the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated just how useful even desktop 3D printing can be during disaster situations.
Provided with the opportunity to review an Ultimaker S3 3D printer and several unique filaments, I thought I’d explore the 3D printing of simple goods that might be useful during emergency situations to get an idea for just how useful a desktop 3D printer might be.
In a previous article, I reviewed the Ultimaker S3 and described most of the items I printed. To learn more about how these machines have actually been used for emergency situations, I spoke to Jeremy Evers, an Application Design Engineer with Ultimaker.
As it turns out, Evers and the rest of the world were impacted by an emergency situation of pandemic proportions, with 3D printing often presenting itself as […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...