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Opportunities for 3DP industry arises as president of MGH requests 3D-printed masks amid hospital shortages

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March 20, 2020
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Peter Slavin, the president of Massachusetts General Hospital, has asked the larger 3DP community to print masks amid hospital shortages. This is an opportune time for 3D printing companies, print farms, and manufacturing services to leverage their lean manufacturing qualities in this time of crisis. The 3D printing industry has a chance to flex its iterative speed and demonstrate that it is ready for large-scale manufacturing. 3DP companies will need to have a strong ecosystem to produce at scale, in addition to validating their approach with regulatory agencies. Clients that can help respond to this call will not only provide valuable assistance in a crisis but gain valuable production expertise that will pay dividends afterward as well.

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