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Discussion: 3D Printers Saving Lives During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Discussion: 3D Printers Saving Lives During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Media outlet The Verge has recently published a news story revealing that 3D printers are helping to save lives during the COVID-19 ‘novel coronavirus’ pandemic.

Volunteers in Italy used 3D printers to produce valves used in treating cases of COVID-19. While this would seem to be an inspiring use of technology for a good cause, early reports claimed that the original manufacturers of the valves were considering a lawsuit based on patent infringement. The Verge’s article has since been updated, with a quote from the manufacturer denying these reports. Click here to read the full article.

What are your thoughts on the story? Did you know that 3d printers could be used in treating the coronavirus? Should the manufacturer sue the volunteers for their actions? Post your opinions in the comment section below.

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