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Additive manufacturing technology leaders Carbon and HP are helping to produce critical medical parts. Meanwhile, residents at Massachusetts General Hospital have launched a “moonshot” competition to develop mechanical ventilators.
When a hospital in Italy faced a shortage of ventilator valves for COVID-19 patients, putting several lives in jeopardy, an entrepreneur came forward to 3D print replacement parts. The manufacturer of the original valves has threatened to sue for...
A hospital in northern Italy needed valves for its respirators but it could not source any for immediate delivery through its normal supply chain. With some help from the local community, it was able to 3D print replacement parts on site.