Monthly Archives: April 2020

  1. WASP 3D Printed Orthopaedics

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  2. The Open Bionics Hero Arm

    Open Bionics are a bionics company developing affordable, assistive devices that enhance the human body. Current upper limb prostheses exist as hooks, grippers, or expensive bionic hands, but Open Bionics are on a mission to make beautiful bionic limbs more accessible. They have started by introducing the Hero Arm, a stylish multi-grip bionic hand.

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  3. WASP's 3D Printed Face Masks

    WASP has developed a process that, starting from the 3D scan of the face, allows you to create and customise a 3D mask tailored to each operator.

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  4. How Rollem is Manufacturing 3D Printed Face-masks for the NHS

    Rollem Ltd of Barnsley, specialist manufacturers of innovative, bespoke print finishing solutions for printers around the world has been in business for over 90 years, and unsurprisingly owes its’ long years of success to exploiting technical innovation to drive their continuing supply of highly accurate, flexible, productive systems.

    An early adopter of 3D printing, Rollem runs a suite of MakerBot 3D printers from 5th Gen to the latest members of the MakerBot Method family of printers. Normally printing bespoke or low volume or custom parts for customised system modules, recent events have pared Rollems’ normally vibrant working environment back to a skeleton crew focusing on printing facemask parts for the NHS as part of a manufacturing and distribution network to help meet PPE demand during this national pandemic.

    The National 3D Printing Society has joined efforts with Medical Supply Drive UK, a non-profit organisation run by volunteer NHS doctors, medical students and

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  5. How the Mass Production of 3D Printed Face Masks is Combating COVID-19

    As COVID-19 continues to impact the world, the need for 3D printing solutions to provide supplies to the medical community increases drastically. Many creative and determined heroes are turning to 3D printing to support the medical community at this time to help combat the shortage of necessary supplies. This new initiative aims to connect the needs of the medical community with 3D Printing and their extensive network to support requests for supplies quickly and efficiently.

    3D printing is now being used by many to create facemasks and protective shields. These case studies show how effective and efficient 3D printing can be for mass production.

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