How can new technologies help us address the coronavirus crisis? In the case of 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, the answer is (1) taking advantage of its speed and flexibility to quickly boost the supply of medical equipment and supplies; and (2) leveraging the distributed network of 3D printing facilities to rapidly meet the needs of local hospitals and other health care facilities.
Markforged, a leader in 3D printing, has launched a number of initiatives , including supporting production of face guards and nasal swabs, and activating its vast network of industrial 3D printers. Markforged is not alone—the response of the 3D printing community has been remarkable, both in the US and in other countries, notably Italy . But 3D printing can also play an important role in addressing two other challenges […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...