Performer: National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (America Makes)
Project leader: John Wilczynski
Contract value: $300,000
Project dates: September 2020 - February 2021
In September 2020, FDA funded a study, conducted by America Makes, to summarize the impact of 3D printing on the overall COVID-19 response. FDA has made publicly available this report on the use of additive manufacturing by non-traditional producers in support of the U.S. COVID-19 response. The study shows successes, challenges, and key lessons learned to build on and improve future crisis response. FDA is reviewing the report to assess gaps in the response and potential mitigations for future public health emergencies.
America Makes report links
- Executive Summary: Assessing the Role of Additive Manufacturing in Support of the U.S. COVID-19 Response (PDF, 1.2 MB)
- Assessing the Role of Additive Manufacturing in Support of the U.S. COVID-19 Response - An impact survey of interagency 3D Printing response efforts (PDF, 3 MB) - How did 3D printing help consumers, responders, and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic? This report examines actions taken between February 15, 2020 – July 15, 2020.