Covid-19: Divide By Zero makes 1.5 lakh 3D printed face shields

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on June 04, 2020

Divide By Zero (DBZ) has produced and delivered more than 1.5 lakh 3D printed face shields, 350 ventilator component sets and 650 UVC disinfection boxes in the last two months.

The company has supplied more than 1.5 lakh 3D printed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sets to 28 hospitals in Mumbai, (including Mumbai's Nair Hospital, Sion Hospital, Kasturba Hospital and MGM Hospital), Pune and Delhi, among other places.

DBZ is also catering to the need for ventilators and UV sterilisation robots using 3D printing.

“PPE and related manufacturers have expressed the challenges of ramping up production, which include export and import restrictions due to the pandemic and the ongoing lockdown. 3D printing, on the other hand, does not require raw materials in a specific shape or form. 3D printed products are faster to manufacture are not dependent on traditional supply chain models and also ensure scalability,” said Swapnil Sansare, Founder and CEO, DBZ said.

“We are witnessing a huge spike in demand and expect this uptick to stay for the 3D printing industry in the post-Covid-19 world. As for now, what would really help is for the government to create 3D printing hubs and provide incentives to encourage manufacturers of these printers,” he added.

A typical 3D printer is similar to an inkjet printer operated from a computer. It prints 3D objects by successively adding material (usually liquid plastic) in layers according to a predefined design. Unlike traditional manufacturing, 3D printing is distributed, which means all it needs is a computer file containing the design, measurements and 3D printer to print the component.

Published on June 04, 2020

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