We stand behind our mission to help create a better and healthier world at all times, especially in times of crisis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we drew on the advantages of 3D printing to develop new solutions to support healthcare systems and help individuals stay safe.
Critical medical devices
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Mask fitters for FFP2/KN95 masks In this collaboration with the Belgian government and a number of hospital experts, including UZ Gasthuisberg Prevention Advisor Herman Devriese, we developed a 3D-printed mask fitter that allows ill-fitting masks to be worn safely.
Face shield holders Together with 3D printer manufacturer Prusa, we developed a 3D-printed visor band with an adjustable elastic strap that can be used with disposable or reusable plastic sheets to provide an added layer of protection over a face mask.
Face mask clips Our partner EDAG Group designed a simple yet effective mask clip that allows any suitable fabric to be transformed into a face mask for non-medical use. This helped ease critical supply issues with medical-grade masks for healthcare workers.
Hands-free door openers Our 3D-printed door opener allows users to easily operate a door handle with their elbow instead of their hands to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The free design file was downloaded over 100,000 times from our website.
Hooked badge holders We designed a holder for office key cards that doubles up as a contact-free way to navigate the work environment, with a hook to help employees open use keypads or operate elevators without physical contact.
Shopping cart handles Our Design & Engineering team developed an armrest that allows shoppers to push and steer their shopping cart with their forearms, removing the need to touch the handle with their bare hands.
Explore our other focus areas
Our aim is to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations. As well as joining forces with others to bring about meaningful change, we also focus on the following areas: