America Makes Launches Next Phase in COVID-19 Response

Additive manufacturers can now upload 3D print designs to be reviewed and placed on the NIH 3D Print Exchange.

Additive manufacturers can now upload 3D print designs to be reviewed and placed on the NIH 3D Print Exchange.

In collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), America Makes launched the next phase of the COVID-19 Health Care Needs and Additive Manufacturing (AM) Capabilities Repository, where additive manufacturers can upload 3D print designs to be reviewed and placed on the NIH 3D Print Exchange.

Designs submitted through the America Makes design submission form in connection with NIH 3D Print Exchange, will be placed in a fast track workflow for faster review. Designs not submitted through the America Makes process may not be considered for the fast track workflow.  All designs will be publicly accessible through the NIH 3D Print Exchange website with their designation.

“We have seen so much innovation throughout the additive manufacturing industry related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says John Wilczynski, executive director of America Makes. “The question we’ve repeatedly been asked is 'are these products safe and reliable in a health care setting?' The design portion of the repository seeks to put clarity around that question for both manufacturers and providers. We believe it is a critical part to allowing the additive industry to effectively meet the needs of front line health care workers.” 

Visit americamakes.us/covid-19 for more information about America Makes' Response to COVID-19.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

More America Makes Coverage

Sponsored Content
Additive Manufacturing/3DP Information Alignment
Growing the number of additive manufacturing information assets within the America Makes digital storefront.
Registration Now Open for America Makes Virtual Mini TRX
Event to take place December 10, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.
America Makes Awards $2.3M in Funding
Ten project teams selected to help accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing and meet needs of the supply chain.
NCDMM and CST Given $9.4M for New Additive Manufacturing Program in Ohio 
MAAM program aims to commercialize large additive manufacturing machine for production of large parts for industrial and defense usage.
America Makes Announces the 2020 Class of America Makes Ambassadors 
The 2020 class represents a cross-section of the industry whose work helped further advance additive technology.
America Makes Launches New Challenge with the Air Force Research Laboratory and GE Research
The challenge is a direct call-to-action to the AM industry to solve critical IP issues with a prize pool of $68,000.
America Makes Company Profile

Share This Article

Subscribe to our FREE magazine, FREE email newsletters or both!

Join over 90,000 engineering professionals who get fresh engineering news as soon as it is published.




About the Author

DE Editors's avatar
DE Editors

DE’s editors contribute news and new product announcements to Digital Engineering.
Press releases may be sent to them via DE-Editors@digitaleng.news.

Follow DE
#23813