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Formlabs COVID-19 Community Part Library

Join the Fight and Let's Beat COVID-19 Together

We’ve had a tremendous response to the Formlabs Support Network. Over 3,000 volunteers around the world (with over 5,000 printers) have mobilized on a shared mission to support friends, loved ones, and healthcare providers during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Certain medical items, such as nasal swabs, require specialized manufacturing environments, formal processes, and numerous regulatory requirements. Since most of our volunteers do not meet these requirements, we’ve put together a library of impactful solutions that are ready to be printed and used by anyone. These items are intended to be provided to first responders and essential workers around the world who are in urgent need of supplies that could improve their safety and minimize the spread within our communities.

We’ve selected these parts from hundreds of designs and concepts currently being explored to support COVID-19 response efforts. We’ve carefully vetted these prints with our internal team of healthcare experts and engineers, as well as clinicians when possible, and optimized the files and materials for stereolithography 3D printers. From mask components to door handle add-ons, we’ve carefully curated a meaningful collection of non-medical devices to enable anyone to make an impact.

We will continue to add items to this library in the coming days. 

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Page last updated: April 24, 7:52am EDT

Formlabs COVID-19 Community Parts Library

Do you have SLA tested parts in the field? Submit them to our Library!

Have you designed or found a valuable SLA optimized COVID-19 solution? If so, please submit your part (STL, OBJ, or Form file) so Formlabs may share it with our support network or clinical partners as appropriate. Our team of engineers and medical experts will review and add approved designs to the library. Note: To facilitate tracking and crediting parts while maintaining your security, you will need a free Google account to share files with us.

Submit your SLA design here

Looking for more 3D Models beyond SLA parts?

Visit the NIH 3D Model Library

In addition to our SLA optimized library, we recommend the 3D library by the National Institute of Health (NIH). The NIH is collecting COVID-19 response designs and having healthcare professionals use workflows for all types of 3D printing to evaluate prototypes. Dr. Beth Ripley, Director of the VHA 3D Printing Network at VA Health, and Formlabs user, is part of the team that is evaluating and curating these designs, in collaboration with the NIH, the FDA and America Makes.

Options for Donating

Hospitals around the world are connecting with people far and wide to address critical shortages in medical supplies and support accessories listed above. Please consider connecting with or joining the following communities to learn about the latest developments in 3D printed medical devices and help coordinate resources:  

Are you a Medical Institution with a need for these 3D printed parts? Let us know!

Our aim is to enable connections between our 3,000 volunteer community and those in need of these parts.  If you are an organization or know of one in need of any of these specific parts in our library, please list them below and we will do our best to expose those needs to our volunteer network to enable collaboration. If there is an opportunity to support your needs, a volunteer will reach out directly to you.

This is for PPE + accessories. For all Medical device and swab needs, please refer to our COVID-19 Response page.

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Important Note on Material Selection

Biocompatible materials should be used for applications requiring skin contact (see disclaimer). Formlabs Surgical Guide Resin, indented for printing endosseous implant accessories, is biocompatible for short term surface contact (ex: mucosal membrane) and may be autoclaved.

If a more pliable material is used to increase comfort, such as Formlabs Tough 1500 Resin or Durable Resin, we recommend the application of biocompatible coatings (e.g., luxaprint flex coat and ComfortCoat) or adhering moleskin tape across any piece which may touch the skin. 

Make sure the biocompatible coatings are also compatible with other application requirements prior to use. An example is EP42HT-2Med, a USP Class VI coating that is solvent resistant and compatible with multiple sterilization cycles. Follow manufacturer instructions to ensure uniformly coated surfaces for optimal performance.

Note:  Luxaprint flex coat, ComfortCoat, and EP-42HT-2Med are third party coatings not affiliated with Formlabs Inc.

 

Disclaimer

In our commitment to help minimize the impact of personal protective equipment shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, Formlabs is dedicated to providing safe and effective solutions.

Any 3D printed appliances that are subjected to skin contact should meet the biocompatibility requirements stated in ISO 10993-1. Please note that Formlabs materials not categorized as biocompatible were not designed to meet these requirements. If your specific performance needs are beyond the scope of the original non-biocompatible material design, please consult Formlabs for further information on the potential use of secondary processing.

Any additional modifications outside the published guidance for use must be tested by the manufacturer prior to implementation.