GKN Powder Metallurgy’s 3D printing company, FORECAST 3D, is reportedly manufacturing protective equipment and testing supplies to aid in the fight against COVID-19. According to the company, the 3D printed parts fall under CISA guidelines for manufacturing and are ready to print and ship for critical applications.

The company has also partnered with HP and medical device suppliers to select specific FDA-approved and/or NIH-endorsed designs for face shields, stopgap masks, nasopharyngeal swabs, and other PPE products for immediate production and shipping and is currently printing over 3,000 medical parts daily.

‘We are proud to be doing our part to help provide critical supplies to the healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle,’ said Ken Burns, commercial vice president at FORECAST 3D. ‘One of the benefits of additive manufacturing is its ability to adapt to changing product needs. Once we had FDA-approved or NIH-endorsed designs, we accelerated production on these much-needed supplies.’

This story uses material from FORECAST 3D, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.