Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 2 No 1 (2020): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2020.2009005

Anti-Corona Aids and Devices

Implementation of Design for Additive Manufacturing in rapid product development.

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Juan Schutte (Creative Design and Additive Manufacturing Lab), Olaf Diegel (Creative Design and Additive Manufacturing Lab), Arno Ferreira (Creative Design and Additive Manufacturing Lab)

Abstract

Attempts to contain and prevent the spread of 2020’s CoVID-19 pandemic resulted in major supply-chain limitations. Additive manufacturing provided a potential solution through which the manufacturing of critically needed medical equipment could be facilitated. Whilst this led to innovative initiatives with potentially feasible/beneficial outcomes, some solutions did not account for the limitations of the technology. Here a case study is put forward in which a Design for Additive Manufacturing approach is taken for the feasible development of an automated AMBU-bag based ventilator.

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