3D Printing Helps in the Fight Against COVID-19

3D Printing Helps in the Fight Against COVID-19

Flatworld's Solutions can help address challenges with 3D printing design and development to help authorities bring in desired products within a quick time

3D printing is a very useful technology for the creation of equipment and parts used in a wide variety of industries. With the new COVID-19 outbreak, the 3D printing industry has rallied around printing parts and equipment that are in short supply in the fight against this novel coronavirus.

There are many benefits to using 3D printing, including efficiency, speed, fewer errors, lower costs, and lower waste generation, to name a few. However, there are also many challenges associated with using 3D printing for the large-scale production of parts or equipment. These include equipment cost, materials available for different industries, manufacturing costs, post-production requirements, software development capability, and lack of expertise.

Top 10 Industries That Use 3D Printing

3D printing has a variety of uses and is used in numerous industries. Some of the main industries that use 3D printing are -

  1. Medical Industry

    The medical industry has also been an early adopter of 3D printing technology. Dentists use 3D scanning to obtain images of the insides of their patients' mouths. 3D printing has also been used to print aligners, bracers, dentures, masks, pacifiers, and crowns. 3D printing technology has also been used to print tissue-like substances and printed skin that can then be used in experiments or to heal burns. 3D printed knee replacements are another use of this technology in the medical field.

    Flatworld Solutions has also immersed itself in designing medical equipment that is especially indispensable during these troubled times of COVID-19. All our designs are perfectly formulated for the mass manufacturing of product parts that are crucial for the functioning of the main equipment product. These include designs of ventilators, scanners, valves, surgical masks, gloves, face shields, swabs, respirators, tubing and accessories for main machines, and other crucial apparatus. We aim to ensure that all instruments sent for clinical trials are approved.

  2. Aerospace Industry

    3D printing technology is very useful in the aerospace industry as it provides aeronautical engineers with the highest quality lightweight structures. This is critical in this industry since airplanes need to be as light as possible. With 3D printing, the interior of mechanical parts can be adjusted to make them more lightweight, which brings production costs down and results in lower material wastage.

  3. Automotive Industry

    The automotive industry is making use of 3D printing like never before. Examples are Porsche's use of 3D printed spare parts in the rare automobiles and Ford's fully 3D printed brakes. Thanks to 3D printing, components can also be altered in their interiors to make them more lightweight.

  4. Fashion Industry

    The fashion industry has also been a pioneer in adopting 3D printing. Many jewelry designers have adopted 3D printing to create abstract pieces that wouldn't be possible to create otherwise. 3D printed clothes and footwear are other examples of the use of this technology in this sector.

  5. Architectural Industry

    The architectural industry has also been one of the pioneers in using 3D printing technology. Developers use 3D printing to create models of houses that can be shown to potential clients to allow them to gain a better understanding of the space. 3D printing technology has also been used to construct things like full-scale buildings and bridges. This technology may also one day be used to create entire towns when they are badly damaged due to natural disasters.

  6. Robotics Industry

    It is now pretty clear that 3D printing has a variety of uses in many different industries. Another sector that is using 3D printing is the robotics industry, which is using it for rapid prototyping. Specific parts or components that help achieve a specific goal are being 3D printed and rapidly prototyped, before being sent for final production. In this way, the production time is being reduced from weeks to hours, since the errors are reduced and the prototype can be quickly tested to see that it conforms to requirements.

  7. Manufacturing Industry

    The manufacturing industry is increasingly looking to 3D printing for the creation of spare parts. Spare parts have traditionally been manufactured and stored for years since they need to be available when customers require them. This leads to vendors having to store large amounts of parts for long periods. 3D printing has allowed manufacturers to print spare parts whenever required, and in this way prevent them from storing large volumes of spare parts for many years. All that is required is to store the manufacturing information on a CAD file on a computer and print it when the need arises.

  8. Electronics Industry

    3D printing is increasingly being used in the electronics industry. Not only can 3D printing be used to create large structures, but it can also be used to create small components for things like circuit boards at a much faster rate than traditional methods. 3D printers can now also print conductive structures and new 3D printers can print both isolating and conductive structures together. Besides, 3D printing is often a much quicker method to create these tiny components than traditional manufacturing methods.

  9. Mechanical Engineering

    The mechanical engineering sector is widely looking at 3D printing to manufacture a variety of components. 3D printing can result in a significant reduction in time taken to manufacture a wide variety of components. All one needs to design cutting-edge mechanical engineering components is a good design mind, the right materials, and a compatible 3D printer.

    Flatworld Solutions is proud to say that it has onboard some of the best 3D printing design minds that can take on any of your 3D printing needs.

  10. Space Industry

    This industry has taken full advantage of the benefits of using 3D printing technology. Scientists are looking to launch 3D printers from earth into space, where they can be used to create different structures, including houses on places such as Mars. Small 3D printers can be installed on spacecraft which eliminates the need for bringing spare parts and tools to space. If something breaks, it can be quickly printed using the design file and a compatible 3D printer.

FWS Can Help to Address the Common 3D Printing Challenges

Over the last 16 years, Flatworld Solutions has established itself as the leading “3D printing file creation” service provider not only in India but around the world as well. Our creative staff provides 3D printing files of designs for hospital equipment, consumables, and essential utilities, to name a few. We help clients overcome challenges related to 3D printing across many fronts, including technical, regulatory, commercial, and administrative.

  1. Technical

    Technical advancements are ongoing in the 3D printing field and will continue in the future. These include printers and materials. Increasingly more materials are available for 3D printing and the printers are also getting increasingly more sophisticated. Flatworld Solutions is abreast of all the latest developments in the 3D printing field and can provide cutting edge designs that incorporate the best materials and make full use of the advanced capabilities of modern 3D printers.

  2. Commercial

    The commercial space is witnessing changes in the adoption of 3D printing technology. Already, there are many ways to access 3D printing technology. These include using a fully in-house approach where the entire design, development, and printing takes place within the organization, and an outsourced approach, where 3D printing vendors provide designs of components or equipment that can then be printed using the appropriate 3D printer. Flatworld Solutions is a vendor that works closely with organizations to come up with highly viable designs that perfectly suit all requirements.

  3. Regulatory

    Regulatory issues also play a key role in the evolution of 3D printing technology. For instance, in the US, all medical devices come under the regulatory oversight of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which actively tracks the 3D printing industry as it relates to the medical sector. Flatworld Solutions has a tight grip on the emergence of new materials, guides, implants, bio-printed devices, and ML-based techniques to ensure that all our designs comply with all the relevant regulations and laws.

  4. Administrative

    3D printing is also facing many administrative challenges. The creation of high-quality models can be quite a time and cost-intensive. This is especially true if one were to perform all the tasks related to 3D printing in-house. However, outsourcing the design and development of 3D printing files can go a long way to help reduce overheads. Flatworld Solutions is a leading provider of 3D printing solutions and can help you boost productivity and cut costs.

Flatworld Solutions also has a diversified and multi-disciplinary team composed of technical experts with specialization in mechatronics, automation, electrical, mechanical, etc. Our team has strong product design and development skills and has extensive knowledge of design considerations and material selection for 3D printing. We have hands-on experience in a wide range of 3D printing projects and can quickly organize a team as per requirements. We can also facilitate the creation of quick to market strategies or build prototypes.

Why Trust Flatworld for 3D Printing Support?

Here are some of the advantages you receive when you opt for our high-quality services during this period of coronavirus outbreak.

  • State-of-art Technology

    We are equipped with the latest software crucial for the perfect development of designs and working on any alterations necessary for improvisation.

  • Experienced Team

    We are an assorted team comprising of experts in the field of engineering, architecture design and technology development. We are independent in our thought process and work but come together to deliver perfectly generated 3D designs.

  • Manufacturing Advice

    Our executives are well-connected and provide help on purchasing material for the production of 3D utilities and equipment, cheaper alternatives, etc.

  • Error-free Services

    With our faultless services, you will be provided with the best possible help that our service industry has to offer in this hour of need.

  • Systematic Workflow

    Our extensive planning and well-established business continuity strategy help us contribute in this time of crisis and enables us to accomplish a lot more within the least amount of time.

  • Swift Services

    We ensure that all deadlines are met well in advance as we have more staff working to support and ascertain that all work is rapidly completed.

  • High-Quality Services

    Any/ All designs developed by us are subjected to intense quality checks by our in- house developers to whom we attribute our high success rate.

  • Confidentiality

    We strictly stick to our non-disclosure agreement terms and conditions. Without your prior permission, we do not reveal details to any third- parties.

  • Personalized Assistance

    With a single point of contact, we smoothly handle all your 3D printing designs and on-going manufacturing apprehensions.

  • Cost-effective Services

    Our services are affordable for the effort, resources, and time we put in giving you more than your money's worth. We are focused on providing you with more facilities than you have anticipated as compared to any other 3D printing company.

  • Scalable Services

    We are flexible concerning any of your demands based on the current scenario and to any of your urgent requests during this time of crisis.

  • All-round Support

    Our services can be availed worldwide across all time zones. Our team can be contacted via chat, phone, e-mail or across our social media platforms 24/7 throughout the year to set you up with on-site consultation, for sending across free quotes, and assistance on any 3D printing matters.

Conclusion

3D printing is not a new technology but has come to the forefront during this unprecedented time. 3D printing is being used by many industries and looks set to continue being used to provide solutions for many different issues. There are still challenges associated with 3D printing, but the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages of using this technology.

During this time, the ability to print complex medical equipment quickly and with less wastage is one of the key benefits of using 3D printing. However, 3D printing can be expensive, especially when having a full-time team in place to provide the designs. This is where outsourcing makes sense. Outsourcing providers like Flatworld Solutions provide high-quality 3D printing designs that perfectly check all the boxes at a fraction of the cost.

Outsource Your 3D Printing Design and Development to Flatworld Solutions

Outsource designing of 3D printing to Flatworld Solutions, a company that is fully focused on developing precise designs of equipment, including medical equipment and hospital utilities, that are indispensable for the treatment of those affected by COVID-19. Not only have we catered to various industries in their hour of need but the testimonies of many reflect the efficiency at which we function and the proficiency with which we deliver.

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