Siemens' AM network and 3D printers are available to help speed the production of medical components.
Siemens' AM network and 3D printers are available to help speed the production of medical components.

Siemens reports that its additive manufacturing (AM) network and 3D printers available to the global medical community to help speed the design and production of medical components.

This is in response to the ongoing global health crisis caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

According to the company, its AM network is available globally and covers the entire value chain from upload and simulation to checking the design up to the printing process and associated services. Doctors, hospitals and organizations in need of medical devices as well as designers and service providers with medically certified printing capacities can register for free access. Siemens’ designers and engineers are also a part of the network so they can answer design requests and help convert designs into printable files. These components can then be printed via medically-certified 3D printers of partner companies that are also part of the AM Network. Siemens’ 3D printing machines are also connected to the network and if suitable, will also be used to locally print components and spare parts for medical devices.

‘Having worked on additive manufacturing for years, we offer AM solutions along the entire value chain and can print 3D parts quickly according to acute demands,’ said Klaus Helmrich, CEO of Siemens Digital Industries.

This story uses material from Siemens, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.