Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 2 No 1 (2020): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2020.2009003

Anti-Corona Aids and Devices

Use of AM technologies to face the Covid-19 emergency
Workflow and practical examples

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Stefania Marconi (University of Pavia), Gianluca Alaimo (Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy), Valeria Mauri (Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy), Erika Negrello (Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy), Alberto Cattenone (Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy), Andrea Pietrabissa (Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy), Ferdinando Auricchio (Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)

Abstract

The present work aims at describing the workflow applied for the use of AM technologies during the worst phase of Covid-19 emergency. AM technologies have proved to be effective for the production in short time of many components to be used within ventilation systems, and which rapidly run out of stock due to unprecedent high demand. Moreover, many systems required modifications to prevent personnel’s infection. We report the workflow applied to face production needs, in terms of materials and technologies selection according to the specific requirements (disinfection, device criticality) and some practical examples.

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