It is well recognized that the 3D printing industry has stepped up and made a major contribution in supplying large volumes of critical PPE equipment including masks, apparel, swabs, and parts for ventilators and respirators.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider further solutions 3D printing can offer to major supply chains in the face of ongoing disruption.
Is it possible to 3D print in PTFE, aka Teflon? Yes, but the process for doing so is incredibly difficult. But 3M has figured out how to do so.
Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe of R&D Tax Savers discuss 3M’s interest in 3D printing.