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3D Printing Rallies During COVID-19

<p><strong>Materialise Making PPE Equipment</strong></p><p>Materialise used its engineering expertise with 3D printing and matched it with know-how in medical device design. Then company’s engineers collaborated with physicians to create a non-invasive solution for a 3D-printed connector that holds together standard medical equipment, including a mask, an air filter, and a PEEP valve.<em> (Image source: Materialise)</em></p>
3D printing technology has become a hero in the world of producing equipment to fight in the coronavirus wars.

Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years, he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

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