TRICEP’s Cameron Angus and Gordon Wallace. Source: UOW
The University of Wollongong has joined a number of global organisations including Renault and Tesla pivoting their operations to 3D print medical supplies to support healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers from the university are working with the Illawarra SHoalhaven Local Health District to determine what can be produced using local 3D printing capabilities, such as face shields or parts for ventilators.
Designs are being refined and prototypes are currently going into production for final testing at Wollongong Hospital.
Meanwhile, the team from UOW is moving towards scaling up production in collaboration with local…