Makers are rushing to fight coronavirus with 3D printed face shields and test swabs

Across the country, 3D manufacturers sprang into action in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to create a medical supply chain to fill gaps in hospitals' access to needed products like face shields and nasal swabs. Through networking and crowdsourcing, small manufacturers with 3D printers linked with shipping and product assembly teams that formed to meet the emergency need. The focus was on products that did not need elaborate testing to be proven safe and effective.

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