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Italy's 3D Printing Team Helps Save Lives by Printing Parts in Short Supply

April 24, 2020

Since February 21, the data of confirmed cases of the new crown epidemic in Italy has risen sharply, making Italy the "storm center" of the new crown epidemic.

Due to a geometric outbreak of confirmed cases of the new crown outbreak, the suppliers of these parts could not be replaced quickly on Friday when a valve for "putting the equipment back into operation" was in emergency at a hospital in northern Italy. At this critical moment in the race against time, a local 3D printing team used 3D printers to make valves to solve the urgent need.

It is reported that the 3D printing team took the 3D printer to the hospital, measured the original valve, recreated the valve with 3D software, and then started printing.

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(the first 3D printing test log printed with yellow consumables)


After printing the first batch of parts, Lonati spa company stepped up the production of the plate and produced the valves in batches with 3D printing. Lonati spa company adopted the polymer laser powder bed fusion (3D printing) process and re manufactured the valves with customized polyamide based materials.

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Relevant 3D printer said that there are many people who produce various parts in local and global scope and share the Anti Japanese War epidemic. He also said that the hospital may have the right to produce these parts in an emergency in this special situation, but in order to obtain the 3D printing STL file, the hospital that needs the parts must put forward real requirements.

Sources from: https://creality3dpro.store/blogs/news