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A guide for updates, information, and scholarly content about the coronavirus outbreak.
ASTM International is providing no-cost public access to important ASTM standards used in the production and testing of personal protective equipment - including face masks, medical gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizers - to support manufacturers, test labs, health care professionals, and the general public as they respond to the global COVID-19 public health emergency. Click “Access” below, register if you are a new user to our reading room and then you may access and download a PDF of the standards relevant to the global health pandemic.
"...they are planning to have these masks on hand for medical personnel not doing medical procedures in order to help save the N95 masks for the doctors and nurses doing medical procedures which have a higher risk of transmission. The are very appreciative of any help we can give!"
NIH 3D Print Exchange - "This collection of designs is intended to support the manufacturing of personal protective equipment (PPE) or other necessary medical devices that are in short supply due to the COVID-19 outbreak."
"As countries around the world grapple with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), there have been several 3D printing-related occurrences worth reporting. Last month we told you about Polytechnic University 3D printing hundreds of face shields to protect healthcare workers who have to interact with infected individuals. The rapid design and prototyping timeline made a significant dent in the mask shortage. "
"March 25 Update: I continue to update and modify this post, usually at the end, unless noted elsewhere.
After seeing the N95 shortage gripping the nation’s healthcare workers, HP Inc. and partners have mobilized to create 3D printed face mask and face shield solutions, plus a few other innovative ideas, to keep people safe during the COVID-19 outbreak."
"As the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to spread around the world, the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) becomes more acute. With a 3D printer, however, it is possible—while supplies last—for ordinary citizens to manufacture PPE and make them available to hospitals and clinics in their communities.
How can I help?
Although 3D printers can be used to print complex PPE such as N95 masks, printing a successful mask is beyond the reach of the abilities and budgets of many people who wish to help. On the other hand, 3D printers are very useful for printing visors that can be attached to clear plastic to make face shields. This site provides documentation and the necessary model to 3D print visors."
"This hub intends to connect those who need medical aid (Hospitals and Govt. Agencies) and those who can create it using Digital Manufacturing, for which MatterHackers has a broad base of customers to engage with. Whether you are an individual with a 3D printer in your home, or you manage a manufacturing floor with 50+ 3D printers and digital fabrication tools, your support is needed.
Please find the correct registration forms below and we'll be reaching out to each person to discuss needs and how you can help further. "
"As part of our mission to create a better and healthier world, we want to make grocery shopping experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic even safer. Experts believe that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can survive on surfaces for an extended time, meaning that frequently touched objects, such as shopping cart handles, represent a high risk of contamination.
In addition to our hands-free door opener to prevent people from touching door handles with their bare hands, our Design and Engineering team has developed an armrest that allows shoppers to push and steer the cart with their forearms, removing the need to touch the handle."
"Producing critical parts to help meet urgent needs.
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Together with our global digital manufacturing community, we are mobilizing our technology, experience, and production capacity to help deliver critical parts in the effort to battle the COVID-19 pandemic."