DD backs 3D Printing COVID-19 Dental and Medical part Initiative with £10k resin donation
DD has pledged its support to the 3D Printing COVID-19 Dental and Medical Part Initiative. It has made a donation of more than £10,000 worth of resin. As dentists now join forces to support the NHS by printing components for ventilators and personal protection equipment.
This initiative is created by the International Digital Dental Academy and spearheaded by Professor Adam Nulty. It has already rallied the support of hundreds of volunteer dentists and technicians with the combined capacity to 3D print thousands of parts every day.
Paul Adams, managing director of DD, says: ‘This is truly a fantastic initiative and one DD is proud to support.
‘It’s incredible to see the dental community joining forces to fight COVID-19 and help their NHS colleagues save lives.’
The donation from DD will provide more than one hundred litres of resin for the initiative.
Professor Nulty said: ‘It’s truly unprecedented for such a large volume of dental labs and dentists to work in partnership. It will make a difference and keep frontline teams safe as they save lives on a completely voluntary basis.
‘We have had some ingenious and open to use designs created by the wider community and also closer to home. With digital dentists such as Dr Dan Shaffer who is an invaluable contributor in producing, testing and making sure the parts are fit for purpose before mass production.’
For more information about how to get involved in the 3D Printing COVID-19 Dental and Medical Part Initiative, or for frontline staff to request parts, visit www.3dprintcovid19.com.