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.