Like many other brands in the fashion space, sportswear giant adidas has repurposed its California-based manufacturing facilities to produce 3D-printed face shields for the medical community. The initiative is headed by adidas, in partnership with its digital manufacturing partner Carbon.
For the 3D-printed face shields, the collaborators are utilizing Carbon's 3D-printed lattice structures to create innovative molds. This approach allows the enhancement of "the overall comfort of the product," as well as an "increase [in] printing times." As of right now, more than 18,000 3D-printed face shields are produced per week.
Carbon has also reportedly opened up the medical print files to its entire network which means that anyone with its brand of printer can start manufacturing face shields for members of their community.
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