The new design is both lighter and easier to wear than a previous design made using acrylic.

New face shield design can be cut from a single sheet of PET plastic

07 April 2020

Laser system manufacturer Trotec has successfully developed a face shield that can be laser cut from a single sheet of PET plastic

Covid-19 disrupts mechanical engineering supply chain

02 April 2020

A survey of VDMA member companies has revealed that 84 per cent have had their operations affected by Covid-19.

Siemens connects healthcare providers and medical designers to produce components through additive manufacturing

Siemens opens AM network to aid manufacture of critical medical components

02 April 2020

In response to Covid-19, Siemens is making its AM network and 3D printers available to the global medical community

EHLA can operate up to 10 times faster than conventional LMD. Image: Fraunhofer ILT

TWI launches EHLA research project

02 April 2020

Following its acquisition of the UK’s first EHLA system, TWI is investigating the capabilities and future potential of EHLA technology.

Ford operators assemble medical face shields. (Image: Ford Motor Company).

Automotive firms contribute AM capabilities to Covid-19 effort

01 April 2020

Toyota, Ford, Daimler and Mercedes have all committed to using AM to produce medical components urgently needed as a result of the current pandemic.

Field ventilator that includes 3D printed parts made with HP's Multi Jet Fusion technology.

HP and partners mobilise 3D printing against Covid-19

26 March 2020

HP and its partners are using their 3D printing teams, technology and experience to help deliver critical medical parts in the ongoing effort against Covid-19.

Bofa launches fume extraction training academy

25 March 2020

The free academy will enable participants to select modular online training to suit their requirements

Georgia Tech has designed and is producing face shields with frames that can be cut using a laser.

Researchers use AM and laser cutting to rapidly produce medical equipment in response to Covid-19

25 March 2020

Using 3D-printed parts and laser-cut gears, researchers are racing to develop healthcare equipment that can be assembled rapidly in response to Covid-19

Renishaw uses AM to optimise ocean turbine production

25 March 2020

Production costs of the parts were reduced by 80 per cent using metal AM compared to traditional manufacturing methods

Laser engravers re-purposed to cut fabric for medical masks

25 March 2020

Laser machines formerly used to engrave wood for jewelry makers are being used to cut pieces of fabric to prolong the use of face masks

Virtual roundtable to discuss how 3D-printing can be used to combat Covid-19

24 March 2020

The roundtable will take place at 14:00 GMT and will feature a brain storming session between all interested parties

Photonics re-identified as key enabling technology by European Commission

24 March 2020

As a key enabling technology, photonics is recognised as being strategically important for Europe's industrial future