The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing essential hospital supplies to become scarce. HP is joining efforts with the global digital industry community to help healthcare professionals fight disease through 3D printed solutions.
Some of the first parts to be validated and finalized for the include masks and facial protectors, mask adjusters, nasal swabs, hands-free system door openers and fan parts.
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The company claims that more than 1,000 pieces have already been printed at the 3D printing research and development centers in Spain and the United States, which have been delivered to local hospitals. HP's R&D centers are collaborating with partners around the world to increase production to meet the most critical needs.
HP and its digital manufacturing partners are working nonstop in the unprecedented battle against this virus, says Enrique Lores, HP's president and CEO, quoted in a press release. We are collaborating across borders and industries to identify the most necessary parts, to validate the projects and to start printing them in 3D, says the responsible.
The company indicates that it is in coordination with government, health and industry agencies in several countries to ensure an effective response to needs. HP is also preparing validated design files for the parts that will soon be available for free download.
In addition, all designers and 3D printing enthusiasts who want to contribute new ideas and applications to the initiative can do so on the HP website. All entities that need support with the development of applications that want to order any of the parts must submit an order to the HP project.