America Makes and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) say that people working in additive manufacturing (AM) can now upload 3D print designs to be reviewed and placed on the NIH 3D Print Exchange.

Designs submitted through the America Makes design submission form will be placed in a fast track workflow for faster review, the organization said. All designs will be publicly accessible through the NIH 3D Print Exchange website with their designation.

‘We have seen so much innovation throughout the additive manufacturing industry related to the COVID-19 pandemic,’ said John Wilczynski, executive director of America Makes. ‘The question we’ve repeatedly been asked is 'are these products safe and reliable in a health care setting?' The design portion of the repository seeks to put clarity around that question for both manufacturers and providers.’

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