We have already covered the fight against the spreading COVID-19 virus using 3D printing technology in Italy, China and the Czech Republic. Now it is time to present the project implemented by representatives of the Polish 3D printing industry – #DrukarzeDlaSzpitali (Printers For Hospitals). On their Facebook profile, information on ongoing activities is provided. It is also a place to exchange information – designers can be informed on an ongoing basis about the needs of institutions, including personal protective equipment.

Project coordinators began by producing protective face masks in the form of transparent plastic covers. It is a solution that can protect representatives of the medical industry from dripping. At the same time, work is underway on protective goggles, because the virus can also be introduced into the body by rubbing the eye or getting saliva droplets from an infected person.

Units that lack basic personal protective equipment can report this request via the contact form or contact group representatives via email [email protected].

It is also an opportunity to support the activities carried out under the project as a volunteer. In the contact form everyone can declare willingness to help by declaring what equipment he or she has and how much? Project coordinators in their questionnaire ask about the following devices:

  • FDM 3D printer,
  • SLA 3D printer,
  • SLS 3D printer,
  • SLM 3D printer,
  • milling plotter,
  • laser cutter.

Currently, information is being received that not all hospitals are interested in this type of help, but day by day the number of patients is increasing and the health of health care representatives is a priority. We encourage you to observe the development of the #DrukarzeDlaSzpitali project and share information on this subject, so that the project gets the most volunteers and beneficiaries.

As we informed yestarday, similar project is being implemented in the Czech Republic – Josef Prusa also dealt with the production of face shields for healthcare. The group nform that they are in constant contact with Prusa.

Magdalena Przychodniak
Editor-in-Chief of the 3D Printing Center. A biomedical engineer following the latest reports on bioprinting and 3D printing in modern medicine.

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