3D printers producing PPE to fight corona

Open Lab Hamburg, Fab City Hamburg producing face shields and door openers
27 April 2020

The Open Lab Hamburg at the Helmut Schmidt University is now using a 3D printer to produce urgently-needed face masks amid the spread of the coronavirus. The race to combat the coronavirus is leading to shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) all over the world. Conventional production methods and global supply chains can barely meet the demand for PPE. This is where digitally manufactured products can helps contain the pandemic. And production plans can be shared across the globe in real time under open source licenses.