COVID-19: additive manufacturing response in the UK

Parry EJ, Banks CE | Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine, 4(3), 167–174 (2020)  Keywords: additive manufacturing • agile manufacturing • COVID-19 • healthcare • medical devices • medical equipment • personal protective equipment • regulatory approval Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, a novel coronavirus, caused global disruption specifically in linear supply chains. Increased demand for already disrupted services led to a global shortage of medical equipment and personal protective equipment. Use of additive manufacturing (AM) processes by the manufacturing community has shown great innovation, agility and flexibility to fill supply chain gaps and meet shortfalls. In the context of...

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