During the Corona crisis around the world, demand for protective equipment has created shortages at hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
Wematter has been in contact with various parties and hospitals and through dialogue it has become clear that certification work is difficult to get through temporary protective equipment.
An important aspect of the 3D-printed visor is that they must be CE marked and also clear other requirements that are set by the health care. One of these requirements is that the equipment can be sterilized.
Furthermore, Wematter Gravity SLS-3D printers can print very complex shapes, which means that the whole product is made in one piece.
Wematter has therefore produced an example of a product, 3D-printed protection visor, which is printed in a single piece with a known one.
This means that the entire visor, except the protective plastic itself, can be sterilized and treated before it is sent to the wearer.
Our material Aurora can withstand both high pressure, relatively high temperature and alcohols that can be used in sterilization.
Therefore, Wemter’s products can be autoclaved in temperatures up to 150 degrees. This indicates that 3D-printed protective equipment printed in Wematter’s machines can be used. In addition, you can print many articles at once in a single high-speed laser run.
Following feedback from the care and inspiration from others who are struggling to get protection visor, we have now redesigned the model slightly.
Nowadays, the model has a splash guard over the eyes and a snap function to put in a plastic cover / visor.
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This is done to support healthcare and also https://wefightcovid.org/
Wematter is a Swedish manufacturer that makes advanced SLS 3D printing technology available to companies looking to accelerate their product development and additive manufacturing. Wematter also develops its own suite of cutting-edge 3D printing software that makes it easier for designers, engineers and manufacturers to use SLS 3D printing for the next generation of products.
With Wematters DNA, the focus on the user experience, simplicity, durability and performance which makes Wematter attracting top customers such as Siemens, Volvo and Husqvarna. The company was founded by mechanical engineers who worked with SLS, SLA, FDM 3D printers and also injection molding and CNC milling. Since its founding in 2014, Wematter has delivered 3D printers and 3D prints to car manufacturers, hospitals and aerospace factories. For more information about Wematter visit www.wematter.se or follow us on YouTube.