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Spain certifies the new personal protective equipment of the CAR3D Project

  Our personal protective equipment Face Shield UB, produced by digital manufacturing technologies, has been certified by Instituto Nacional de Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo from Spain, a notified body of the European Union.  This face shield has been designed to be the simplest on the market and with a low manufacturing cost. The […]

3D printing to the rescue of healthcare workers in the worst moment of the pandemic

  The CEO of the catalan company BCN3D, Xavier Martínez Faneca, tells how the health crisis has valued a technology that until now many considered science fiction. Before the pandemic, 3D printing – the creation of three-dimensional objects by overlaying layers of material – was for many a matter of science fiction. However, the health […]

How 3D printing could tackle PPE shortages during a future pandemic

The PPE shortage in 2020 led to worldwide shortages and rocketing prices. Jean-Charles Bricongne (Aix-Marseille University and Business to Ideas consortium) and members of the CAR3D consortium explain how 3D printing could enable countries to scale up their production during health emergencies. “How much is a mask or a face shield, and where can I […]

Innovation against Covid

The CAR3D project, together with other four Catalan projects fighting against the impact of the pandemic, receive finance from the European Union. Last December, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) distributed 60 million euros between 207 projects and, from those planning to contribute to the response against the pandemic, five involve the participation […]

The CAR3D Project in the “Emergency: designs against COVID-19” exhibition

The CAR3D project participates in the “Emergency! Designs against COVID-19” an exhibition from the Barcelona Design Museum, with more than 50 initiatives that have given a rapid response to the health crisis from the field of design. These proposals reach very different areas, but they all have a common goal: design to help. This exhibition […]