Top 5 Videos: COVID-19 and 3D printing
This week we found the top 5 videos about 3D printing and the way additive manufacturing is changing production. The technology has infiltrated many sectors, from medical to automotive – check our selection of the week to keep up with the innovations! If you enjoy these, you can view even more 3D printing videos on our Youtube channel. Hope you’ll enjoy and have a great Sunday!
Top 1: COVID-19, how is 3D printing helping the fight?
Given the current health crisis, the 3D printing community has mobilized to curb the shortage in medical equipment. A number of initiatives are attempting to create 3D printed masks, goggles, face shields, door handles and more to protect medical staff and those that come into contact with the COVID-19 virus:
Top 2: Ford uses 3D printing to make face shields
In its advanced manufacturing centre, the car manufacturer Ford is running its 3D printers at full speed to support the medical profession. It prints several face shields, based on the same model as Prusa’s. Ford uses its industrial machines, whether its Stratasys FDM solutions or SLS printers from the manufacturer EOS. We don’t know how many face shields are produced every day but given the equipment available, we can imagine a large number :
Top 3: Rebuilding culture through 3D printing
Our cultural heritage has to stand the test of time and is often degraded due to wars, natural disasters, environment, etc. How can we preserve it for future generations? 3D printing technologies have a real card to play: thanks to 3D scanners, we can create a 3D model of the object in question and physically reproduce it with a 3D printer. The results are often very impressive! The Acciona company explains in this video how it works and what it is able to do with large format machines:
Top 4: Toolmaking with additive manufacturing
In the following video you will learn how to make tools using 3D printing technologies. From designing for AM to learning about which support structures are important to include and how to decrease them, there’s many steps to consider. Check it out!
Top 5: 3D printing for the transportation sector
Stratasys’ additive manufacturing technology is capable of speeding up development process for new trains at Bombardier Transportation in German-speaking countries. Check it out!
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