Anatomiz3D Develops and Delivers Cost-Effective 3D Printed Face Shields for COVID-19 Protection

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Above: Doctors and nurses at Mumbai’s Hiranandani hospital wear the 3D printed face shields/Image Credit: Anatomiz3D Medtech

Realizing the pivotal role of technology in combating the spread of COVID-19 virus, Anatomiz3D, one of the industry leaders in 3D Modelling and 3D printing for healthcare in India, has developed state-of-the-art 3D printed face shields to offer end-to-end protection to essential workers.

The 3D printed face shields offer a primary layer of protection to frontline professionals engaged in mission-critical operations including healthcare workers, Police force, Emergency service workers as well as delivery providers of essential goods.

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Above: 3D Printed face shield developed by Anatomiz3D/Image Credit: Anatomiz3D Medtech

The Covid-19 crisis have received a massive support fro the global 3D printing community. This community has been at the forefront of rapidly developing unique products for helping the world tackle the pandemic. 

A 3D Printed face shield is one such product found acceptance and proven to be an additional layer of protection to healthcare workers.

A 3D printed face shields includes two critical components, the 3D printed visor and the OHP sheet with an elastic band to hold the shield against the face. 

The assembly of the shields is quite easy and quick with just simple snapfits. As per guidelines, doctors and nurses have to use a face mask only once for one patient but the face shields protects the face mask and so one facemask can be used for a complete day. At a time when the masks may face a shortage, the 3D printed face shields are a welcome protection.

Additionally, the shield can be as easily sanitised by spraying a disinfectant on the sheet and wiping it off for repeat use. This benefit helps frontline workers stay safe and also save critical resources.

How Anatomiz3D Developed the 3D Printed Face Shields?

Anatomiz3D has been operating in the healthcare sector since its inception in 2015 by providing quality customised solutions relating to soft tissue and bone modelling, custom implant designing, educational models, pre-surgical models, bespoke 3D printing services and much more. This experience prompted the team to help in this crisis situation and so they decided to develop face shields by using the 3D printing technology for the frontline workers.

The technology expertise helped Anatomiz3D to craft a suitable design for the face shields. The necessary 3D model was designed and was rapidly 3D printed at their Mumbai facility. Anatomiz3D leveraged its strong network within the healthcare sector to deliver close to 50,000 units of 3D printed face shields to frontline workers.

Speaking about the development of the 3D printed face shields, Firoza Kothari, Founder, Anatomiz3D explained, “We are working round the clock to mass-produce and optimise our 3D printed shields. Till date we have distributed more than 48,000 units to essential workers, cementing our core objective of contributing to a healthier world with cutting edge technologies.”

To further fuel the fight against the rapid spread of the novel virus, the industry frontrunner has also unveiled an initiative under which anyone ranging from individuals to businesses can donate for free distribution of the 3D printed face shields to our frontline heroes.

Firoza added, “In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, India is grappling with a severe shortage of protective gears to avoid exposure from this highly contagious virus. Leveraging our unparalleled expertise and a highly proficient workforce, we have pledged to mitigate the scarcity of protective equipment across the country.”

Anatomiz3D also boasts of ISO 13485 certification along with an impressive clientele including Tata Memorial Centre, Max healthcare, Fortis healthcare, AIIMS, Apollo hospital, Nanavati hospital among others.

About Anatomiz3D: Ever since its inception in August 2015, Anatomiz3D has created a stir in the 3D printing domain hitting numerous milestones. Some of the notable achievements of the organisation include the development of the first-ever soft tissue models in India through paediatric cardiology, first-ever 3D printed partial Amputee upper limb, first-ever kidney tumour design in India, first-ever 3D anatomical model for tongue tumour and many more.

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