Is 3D Printing Essential? How 3D Printing is Shaping Front Lines During the Pandemic

May 8, 2020

Is 3D Printing Essential? How 3D Printing is Shaping Front Lines During the PandemicThese days, businesses are either classified as “essential” or “non-essential.” Every individual and every government has their own ideas of what is and what isn’t essential and, thus, which businesses can safely remain open during the pandemic. Makes sense, right? But if anything should always be deemed essential, it’s 3D printing businesses.

Why 3D Printing Should Be Classified as Essential

You might be thinking, “What’s so essential about 3D printing?” That’s a good question.

Well, for one, 3D printing is being used during the front lines amid the Coronavirus. 3D printing technology is capable of creating face masks and safety shields that can help keep vulnerable communities and hospital workers safer from the spread of the virus. This is especially appreciated in regions where it’s difficult to come across masks and shields due to the dire need for them and minimal supply.

Although 3D-printed masks and shields aren’t yet considered completely sanitary options and, not to mention, there can be design flaws when creating these three dimensionally-printed items, the fact that the 3D printer has the capability of impacting and possibly even saving lives is something we can be very grateful for. Best of all? Production time is low, and materials are relatively cheap!

In fact, right now, Turkey is utilizing 3D printing technology to protect their front line workers in over 250 hospitals. This technology is helping substantially during the shortage of protective gear, and with time, hopefully more hospitals and communities can take advantage of this technology as well.

Even Outside of the Medical Industry, 3D Printing is a Must.

Apart from its impact during the Coronavirus, 3D-printed objects are, and always will be, considered vital.

Here at ProTek Models, our specialty isn’t creating products for the medical field. However, what we do create is still necessary and no doubt important.

For years, our team has been creating custom-scale models and prototypes of aircrafts, engines, satellites, rockets, and more. With our work, we’re able to help bring businesses’ and organizations’ ideas to life. Through our 3D printing services, our customers can rest assured that they will receive a quality product that will help them cut time, materials, and stress, all while easing up on production costs.

All in all, our Southern California 3D printing company makes big impacts on businesses and wants nothing more than for you to be successful. Contact us now with your project idea. Just dial (832) 968-6636!