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3D Printing Support to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

3D printing has great possibilities and thus the chance to do good is now.

Rapid Shape is committed to work with partners and specialists to identify projects where 3D printing technology can help fight the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated supply shortages. Many ideas are created from the incredible community. Our role is to support the users by evaluating projects and - in case helpful and doable - provide all needed information to become active.

There are many reported situations in which the 3D printing community could help out its nearby doctor or clinic. Local situations are partially very critical and supply of face mask and other parts is not given, causing additional risk to medical staff.

On this page you will find the list of ongoing projects, that are useful for you, your company and the healthcare sector. The page is constantly updated.
Please find ready job files, instructions as well as material definition. You can download and start printing immediately for your local organisations.

In case of any questions please feel free to contact our service department: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Current Projects of Rapid Shape

Website Status: 08.05.2020 03:00 PM CET

Face Shield
faceshield

Component

A face shield is protecting workers in the health care sector from coughing or sneezing of patients and is therefore preventing a droplet infection of the Corona virus.

Application Usage

Support a local hospital / medical doctor

Suitable 3D Printer

    D30 series
  • Rapid Shape D30+, Dental Wings D30+, DMG 3Demax, Shera SHERAprint 30+, Straumann P30+
  • Rapid Shape D30 II, Dental Wings D30, Shera SHERAprint 30, Straumann P30
    D40 series
  • Rapid Shape D40 II, Dental Wings D40, Shera SHERAprint 40, Straumann P40

Required 3D Printing Material

We strongly recommend to use biocompatible Class 1A material, especially one of the following ones:

    Splint Material
  • DMG LuxaPrint Ortho Plus
    Surgical Guide Material
  • Rapid Shape RS Surgical Guide
  • DeltaMed 3 Delta Guide S
  • SHERAprint Surgical Guide
  • Straumann P pro Guide
    Tray Material
  • Rapid Shape RS Tray
  • DeltaMed 3 Delta Tray
  • SHERAprint Tray
  • Straumann P Pro tray

How To & Background Information

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Jobfiles

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Expandable Door Handle
expandabledoorhandle

Component

The extension of the door handle can reduce the risk of a contact infection via door handles, where a very high concentration of virus and bacteria is often.

Application Usage

Frequently used door handles e.g. in hospitals, schools or offices.

Suitable 3D Printer

All jewellery, hearing aid, dental and industrial 3D printers manufactured by Rapid Shape can be used, including our private label printers from Dental Wings, DMG, Shera and Straumann, except the x10+ printers.

Required 3D Printing Material

Any material can be used. We recommend model resins as they are the cheapest version with a sufficient level of stability.

How To & Background Information

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Jobfiles

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Nasal Swab – medical product
nasalswabs

Component

The NASAL SWABS are part of a test kit for laboratories and are used to collect samples for COVID-19 tests. The swabs are typically used for testing for influenza and other respiratory infections.

Application Usage

NASAL SWABS are sticks with a bristled end that are inserted into the nose at the back of the nasal cavity and turned over to collect material that sticks to or wicks up the bristles. After sampling, the swab must be properly packed in a special vial.

Note

Before producing the Test Swabs, please contact a clinic / certified laboratory to align further steps such as local needs & requirements, local certification and claims. If you have a specific demand to produce >10,000 units per week, please contact Rapid Shape for a common path and extended support via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The production of the NASAL SWAB with a Rapid Shape 3D printer -without specific prior alignment as indicated above- is not certified according to legal standards. It is not a medical product. It may only be used in full legal responsibility of the responsible laboratory/physician. Rapid Shape or Rapid Shape certified material partners assume no liability for the NASAL SWABS or this document. This document is ex gratia.

Suitable 3D Printer

    D20 series
  • Rapid Shape D20+, Dental Wings D20+, DMG 3Demax, Shera SHERAprint 20+, Straumann P20+
  • Rapid Shape D20 II, Dental Wings D20, Shera SHERAprint 20, Straumann P20
    D30 series
  • Rapid Shape D30+, Dental Wings D30+, Shera SHERAprint 30+, Straumann P30+
  • Rapid Shape D30 II, Dental Wings D30, Shera SHERAprint 30, Straumann P30
    D40 series
  • Rapid Shape D40 II, Dental Wings D40, Shera SHERAprint 40, Straumann P40

Required 3D Printing Material

Rapid Shape RS Surgical Guide
Straumann P pro Guide
DeltaMed 3Delta Guide S

How To & Background Information

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Jobfiles

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Ventilator Nozzle – medical product
VENTURINOZZLE

VENTURI NOZZLE, used for a Venturi Oxygen mask

A 3d printed VENTURI NOZZLE was used first in an Italian hospital as of a local supply shortage. Mr. Cristian Fracassi supported the fight against Covid-19 by providing this urgently needed part made on his 3d printer.

Component

VENTURI NOZZLE may be used in a manufacturer medical ventilator in case the original part is not at hand according the decision and sole responsibility of the physician in charge. It is not a stand-alone device, but used for limited time period per patient.
This should be seen as a last resort ventilator and is by no means a replacement for commercial ventilators.

Application Usage

Part of a ventilator to support a local hospital

Suitable 3D Printer

    D20 series
  • Rapid Shape D20+, Dental Wings D20+, DMG 3Demax, Shera SHERAprint 20+, Straumann P20+
  • Rapid Shape D20 II, Dental Wings D20, Shera SHERAprint 20, Straumann P20
    D30 series
  • Rapid Shape D30+, Dental Wings D30+, Shera SHERAprint 30+, Straumann P30+
  • Rapid Shape D30 II, Dental Wings D30, Shera SHERAprint 30, Straumann P30
    D40 series
  • Rapid Shape D40 II, Dental Wings D40, Shera SHERAprint 40, Straumann P40

Required 3D Printing Material

  • Rapid Shape Surgical Guide
  • Straumann P pro Guide
  • Shera SHERAprint SG

Note

  • This should be seen as a last resort VENTURI NOZZLE and is by no means a replacement for commercial original venturi nozzles. The need should be clarified with local hospitals, e.g. if a local supply shortage is given.
  • Various VENTURI NOZZLES are available for various medical ventilators. The history of this part can be seen here: www.3dprintingmedia.network
  • The production of the VENTURI NOZZLE with a Rapid Shape 3d printer is not certified according regulatory standards. It is not a medical product. It may be used only in full legal responsibility of the physician in charge, based on an emergency situation.
  • Rapid Shape assumes no liability for the VENTURI NOZZLE nor for this document. This document is ex gratia.

How To & Background Information

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Jobfiles

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Rapid Shape does not guarantee that products are suitable for the intended purpose if they are not manufactured directly by Rapid Shape.

All printed 3D parts that come into contact with the skin must meet the biocompatibility requirements set in ISO 10993-1. Materials that are not classified as biocompatible are not designed to meet these requirements. Please use only the 3D printing materials listed in the work instructions.

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