The role of 3D printing in the fight against COVID-19 outbreak

Radfar P, Bazaz SJ, Mirakhorli F, Warkiani ME | Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine doi: 10.2217/3dp-2020-0028 (2021) (Epub ahead of print) Keywords: 3D printing • additive manufacturing • COVID-19 outbreak • shortage of personal protective equipment Along with the COVID-19 pandemic, urgent needs for medical and specialized products, especially personal protective equipment, has been overwhelming. The conventional production line of medical devices has been challenged by excessive global demand, and the need for an easy, low-cost and rapid fabrication method is felt more than ever. In a scramble to address this shortfall, manufacturers referred to additive manufacturing or 3D printing to fill...

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