Eastman steps up material production for face shieldsby Canadian Plastics
The specialty material supplier has partnered with officials in Tennessee to support the local production of 10,000 protective face shields for medical personnel in the state capital of Nashville.
3D-printed hands-free door opener combats spread of COVID-19by Canadian Plastics
Developed by Materialise NV, the door opener is being offered as a free printable download in hopes that it catches on worldwide.
Mercedes-Benz offers its 3D printing capabilities for medical devicesby Canadian Plastics
The German automaker, which normally uses its 3D printing technology for prototype construction and small-series production for its passenger cars, can print individual medical components to help against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Formlabs partners with U.S. hospitals to 3D-print COVID-19 test swabsby Canadian Plastics
The nasopharyngeal swabs needed to collect samples for COVID-19 testing are in increasingly short supply in the U.S. as testing increases.
Italian startup 3D-prints medical valves to help COVID-19 patientsby Canadian Plastics
The valves were printed when the regular supplier wasn’t able to provide the devices to a hospital in Brescia, northern Italy, in time to meet sudden high demand.
Toronto researchers turn waste cooking oil from McDonald’s into high-end 3D printing resinby Canadian Plastics
Using waste cooking oil has significant potential, the researchers say: it’s cheaper to make and the plastics made from it can break down naturally compared to conventional 3D printing resins.
Researchers develop revolutionary reversible 4D printing processby Canadian Plastics
A technique developed by researchers at Singapore University of Technology and Design allows 4D-printed objects to resume their original shape.
New polymer patch can mend a broken heartby Canadian Plastics
Bioengineers at the Trinity College in Dublin have developed a prototype polymer-based patch that could be used to repair damaged heart tissue following a heart attack.
Arburg owners acquiring 3D printing startup German RepRapby Canadian Plastics
Munich-based German RepRap develops and produces 3D systems based on fused filament fabrication technology, and recently added liquid additive manufacturing to its portfolio.
Polymer-based, 3D-printed pericardial tissue project could save livesby Canadian Plastics
A new three-year research project is developing biomimetic polymers that can imitate the mechanical properties of pericardial tissue, with the goal of making artificially produced implants for heart disease patients who are waiting for a donor organ.
Stratasys appoints Yoav Zeif as new CEOby Canadian Plastics
Zeif will officially take on the role on February 18, 2020, replacing interim CEO Elchanan Jaglom.