3D-printed and open source products are often cited as an alternative to the current shortage of medical supplies. However, without medical validation, these can create a false sense of safety and expose people to contamination.

Project M3Dimensions proposes a medically-validated repository of designs to be made publicly available and open source. It would allow people and organisations with access to 3D-printing facilities around the world to support the local production of safe medical supplies, such as masks, shields and goggles.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)


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