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All hands effort to make ventilator parts

Auto giants, grassroot 3D printers to help fill expected need Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – March 25, 2020

Series: COVID-19 | Story 5

Last updated 7/2/2022 at 9:17am

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A shortage of valves and other parts for ventilators are expected to be in short supply as the cases of COVID-19 increase in the U.S. Automakers and individuals with 3D printers are joining the effort to fill the anticipated need.

U.S. automakers are assessing whether they can convert their plants to manufacture critical medical equipment, like ventilators, that will be in short supply as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout America.

The Food and Drug Administration has temporarily waived its enforcement and inspection requirement to allow companies outside the healthcare industry – such as automakers and other man...

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