30 Nov Innovative 3D Printing Solutions in Australia
One of the leading areas of innovation has been 3D printing. During this unknown period through the COVID-19 crisis there has been a resurgence in the way we do business.
From the University of Melbourne, and the Royal Melbourne hospital a team led a clinical trial into the development of Australian first manufactured 3D printed nasal swab for Coronavirus Testing.
Accordingly to the University of Melbourne news article, researchers at the Peter Doherty Institute for infection control and local partners connected the trial to assess 3D printed swaps for safety and efficacy.
The 3D printed swabs are created using medical-grade nylon fibres that have proven safe for testing and with major shortages of testing consumables this has allowed them to fill the gap.
Australia is currently dependent on testing kits imported from overseas manufacturers and having developed our own testing swaps we can produce these in mass production to keep up with demand.
Below is a prototype of a sterile swabs that have been designed and developed using 3D printing in Australia
Brad from Castech 3D, “This is a fine example of Innovative 3D Printing Solutions in Australia where we can now develop, design, and 3D print products for the Medical industry at pace”
A Canberra based systems engineer has also developed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the frontline medical workers. A 3D printed face shield was virtually designed and developed rapidly overnight.
3D printing Solutions are diversifying into other industries and more opportunities are being created and 3D printing is now in the spotlight as the lead game changer.
If you need assistance with your design and would like a professional business to help with your project or production with your 3D printing, then contact Brad Walsh at Castech 3D.