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Printing for Protection: How 3D Printing is Shifting the Tide Against COVID-19


As COVID-19 sweeps across the nation, doctors, nurses and other hospital employees are scrambling to treat patients while protecting their own safety and limiting viral spread.


The demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) like face shields, masks, gloves and aprons is 20 times higher than normal, but large-scale manufacturing has been unable to keep up with ever-increasing demands.


Medical professionals are having to reuse or share equipment — an unfortunate necessity that puts hospital employees, patients and the public at further risk.


When Dane Caro heard how dire the PPE situation was he, like so many others in the community, knew that he had to do something. Here’s how homegrown efforts are having a big impact on the local community. Taking the Initiative to Serve Caro, a programmer and founder of Anvil 3D , knows his way around 3D […]

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