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Competition Announced to Design Ventilator

April 2, 2020
A dozen Boston area anesthesiology residents have launched an eight-week hackathon hosted on GrabCAD.com to design a rapidly deployable, minimum viable mechanical ventilator for patients with COVID-19-related ventilator-dependent lung injury.
By Stratasys Press Release
Sencorp’s modified thermoforming manufacturing line producing masks.

Sencorp Thermoforming Modifies Machines to Form Face Masks

March 30, 2020
Sencorp Thermoforming, a division of SencorpWhite and a manufacturer of thermoforming equipment for over 50 years, announced that it can modify its thermoforming machines to form face masks for the medical professionals combating the Covid-19 pandemic.
By Sencorp Thermoforming Press Release
A Dunwoody College of Technology instructor showing off the face shield design from Stratasys and created in the College’s workshop.

Stratasys Develops Coalition to Produce COVID-19 Face Shields

March 27, 2020
Over 150 organizations responding to pandemic. Requests from hospitals and other organizations exceed 350,000 shields; first hospital shipment received on Mar. 25
By Stratasys Press Release
FCA to Make Face Masks for First Responders, Health Care Workers

Fiat Chrysler Expands Coronavirus Relief Actions

March 27, 2020
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced additional actions to assist with COVID-19 efforts, including the production of protective face masks.
By Fiat Chrysler Press Release
Siemens is offering its AM Network for hard pressed qualified medical personnel.

Siemens Offers Medical Free Access to the Siemens AM Network

March 26, 2020
Siemens connects healthcare providers and medical designers to produce components through additive manufacturing in wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Manufacturing in the Middle of COVID-19 Pandemic

Manufacturing ‘Stepping Up’ to Combat COVID-19, NAM Says

March 26, 2020
U.S. manufacturing is “stepping up” to produce medical products needed to treat cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the head of a major trade and lobbying group said today.
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By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
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