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3D Printers Helping To Combat Coronavirus In Wuhan

18th March 2020

 3D Printers Helping To Combat Coronavirus In Wuhan, China

The Chinese government has purchased 200 Guider II 3D Printers from Flashforge to help contain the coronavirus in Wuhan. The 3D printers are being used to print surgical goggles and have been in use since earlier this month. 3D printing is massively beneficial in emergencies because it allows specific products to be manufactured in house quickly and efficiently. If factories have closed down and supply chains are disrupted 3D printers can be called upon to plug the gap and allow crucial products to be 3D printed just like the surgical goggles in Wuhan. If you want the STL file to 3D print the surgical googles please contact us and we will send it to you for free. If you want to purchase a Flashforge Guider II you can do so here.

This is the statement from Flashforge

 Flashforge 3D printer assists in the production of safety goggles, with a daily output of 2,000 sets

Recently, a large safeguard instrument manufacturing enterprise in China purchased 200 Flashforge 3D printer Guider2 for 3D printing safety goggle production. The daily output of 3D printing safety goggles will be increased from 600 to 2,000, further realizing mass production, supporting the front line of anti-COVID-19 and alleviating the shortage of some medical supplies.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, all industries in China have offered help and contributed to fight against it. Medical protective clothing, face masks, and safety goggles are the most needed and scarce items for front line medical staff. Short supply is always a challenge, and the demand gap is even larger for the reason that safety goggles with small output, difficult in expanding production and long production cycle by traditional craft. The R&D team of this enterprise used 3D printing technology to design, develop and finalize the product within 153 hours, and finally realized the mass production of 3D printed safety goggles. It is reported that the 3D printing safety goggles are lighter and easier to wear, and they are better sealed and protected from fog for a long time.

The head of the company said, "3D printed safety glasses have a shorter design cycle, and volume of production of 3D printing technology is more scalable than traditional ways."

 As a professional safeguard instrument manufacturing enterprise, they made multiple comparison in the selection of equipment. Large printing volume, long-term printing stability and high accuracy are the most concerned features. After comparing many 3D printing brands , they finally purchased 200 Flashforge 3D printers. At present, 200 Flashforge 3D printers have been put into production. It is really spectacular that hundreds of printers start to work at the same time.

  Before publishing time, more than 5000 pairs of 3D printed safety goggles had been sent to the hospitals through donations. Now the company believed that the increased capacity will relieve the pressure of safety goggles shortage. In the future, the  enterprise will further expand the capacity according to the needs, at that time, the daily output of goggles can be 10,000 pairs.

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