ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Additive Manufacturing

FDA Grants Formlabs Emergency Use Authorization for 3D-Printed Ventilator Component

Formlabs has the capacity to produce up to 3,000 3D printed adapters a day and is now shipping the adapters to hospitals for critically ill COVID-19 patients.

Injection Molding

Tooling: Heat-Resistant 3D Printing Material Suited to Plastic Tooling

A tough, heat-resistant resin for 3D printing was introduced last November by 3D Systems.

Extrusion

American Manufacturing Steps Up to the Coronavirus Challenge

Plastics processors are among the manufacturers that stepped up big-time in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to turn over this space this month to Rick Kline Jr., president of our parent company Gardner Business Media, whose comments below (edited) appeared originally March 31 in a OpEd piece published by the Wall Street Journal.
#editorial

Injection Molding

Processing Index Contracts as Coronavirus Disrupts Economy

COVID-19 results in weaker new orders, production dips and a disrupted supply chain in March. But for how long?
#economics

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing: New 3D Printer Aims to Validate New Product Designs Quickly

The new J55 3D printer from Stratasys is about a third the price of the PolyJet printers.

Additive Manufacturing

HP Provides Updates Regarding its Efforts Around COVID-19

To date, HP and its global community of partners and customers has produced more than 150,000 parts for medical applications and growing.

Medical

Mack Helps Convert Snorkeling Mask into Much-Needed PPE

A former employee connection, the need for a tight turnaround and a desire to use existing filtration—how Mack Molding’s Synectic redesigned a snorkeling mask into Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Additive Manufacturing

Stratasys and Origin Partner to Bring 3D-Printed Nasopharyngeal Swabs to Healthcare Providers

Origin plans to increase production from 100,000 per week to over a million per week by May.

Elastomers

Boeing Delivers 3D Printed Face Shields to Healthcare Professionals

Solvay provided the clear film for the face shields whereas Trelleborg Sealing Solutions donated the elastic used for the adjustable headband.

Medical

Plastics Industry Enlists to Fight Coronavirus

All types of processors and machinery and materials suppliers and service providers are refocusing resources to combat COVID-19.