Editor’s Note: Today’s cartoon is part of our “Comic Brake” series. Field service management is serious business, but everybody deserves a good laugh after a long week in the field. Check back for cartoonist Terry LaBan’s next installment on FSD.

3D printing is serious business, especially during our current crisis. For the past month, builders, designers, and engineers have joined a worldwide movement of people using 3D printers to meet a shortage of N-95 masks and face shields for hospital staff on the frontlines.

3D printing companies are also pivoting their businesses to support these efforts. One company, 3D Systems, is working to support medical device manufacturers with 3D printed components to help ease supply chain issues, as well as support hospitals with engineering and printing help for personal protective items, ventilator venturi valves, and more. Currently, 3D Systems is working to provide downloadable files for Face Shield Frames, swabs, surgical masks, and more that can be printed from any Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Printer.

Learn more about what service companies are doing to help fight COVID-19 here

ABOUT Terry LaBan

Avatar photoTerry LaBan's cartoons and illustrations have appeared in publications like Mad Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine and Details. His comic book series have been published by Fantagraphics books and Dark Horse Comics and he wrote a lot of stuff for DC. From 2001 to 2015, he created a daily comic strip called “Edge City,” which was syndicated by King Features Syndicate. He's tough, seasoned and he's not afraid to get his hands inky. If you need cartoons — and who doesn't? — he's definitely your guy. See more at his website, www.cartoonimpact.com.