(Montreal, March 24, 2020) Across Quebec, 3D printing companies are active in the fight against the Coronavirus.
“We are part of an unofficial group, there is a network that has been formed with doctors and people from public health and we are discussing what is possible to manufacture”, explained manager Vincent Charlebois of production at Fablab.
“There are currently discussions to know what the needs will be. It is important to wait until the authorities tell us what they want, in order to properly meet the requirements of the medical staff, “he explained, adding that his company is one of the largest suppliers of 3D printers in Canada .
Small businesses that do 3D printing are also in demand. The Eric Paré Photo Studio, which has a single 3D printer, was contacted by a doctor, who wanted to have a visor to protect himself from the risks of contamination.
The improvised manufacturing of medical equipment involves health risks, but in France and Italy, initiatives by companies that have mobilized to 3D print equipment have been successful. Some of these initiatives play an essential role in the fight against the coronavirus.