Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 3 No 1 (2021): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2021.2109506

Anti-Corona Aids and Devices, ID 506

Digital assistance for mobile 3D-printing of medical supplies

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Maximilian Vogt  (Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT), Kevin Janzen  (Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT), Antje Voßhenrich (Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT), Julia Lakämper  (Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT), Robert Lau (Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT)

Abstract

In order to enable fast medical response in times of pandemics or other humanitarian crises, decentralized manufacturing networks based on additive manufacturing technologies are suitable for the demand-driven production of protective equipment and medical supplies. The use of mobile manufacturing units is intended to increase the resilience of isolated and overwhelmed hospitals in developing countries. In this paper, a digital assistance system for enabling untrained staff to handle the mobile manufacturing unit as well as operate and maintain 3D printers on site will be discussed.

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How to Cite

Vogt, M., Janzen, K., Voßhenrich, A., Lakämper, J., & Lau, R. (2021). Digital assistance for mobile 3D-printing of medical supplies. Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine, 3(1), 506. https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2021.2109506