Phoenix firms use 3D printing to churn out supplies for health care workers

Posted at 10:47 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 13:47:18-04

3D printing is helping Valley health care workers with a shortage of masks and swabs by creating low-cost alternatives.

Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies Inc., a Phoenix-based company that provides numerical simulation, product development and 3D printing products, is working to ship out several hundred face shields for health care workers as well as swabs made out of plastic.

Face shields and swabs can be made quickly and have a very fast impact, said Eric Miller, co-owner and principal of PADT, one of the Valley's best-known 3D printing companies.

The company is making them by request, and recently got a large order from a major hospital chain, Miller said.

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