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意大利一家医院利用3D打印瓣膜挽救了部分患有新型冠状病毒患者的生命

Italian Hospital Saves COVID-19 Patients’ Lives Thanks to 3D Printed Valves

When supply chains fall short during a pandemic, lives are at stake. Additive manufacturing is struggling to keep up as the coronavirus numbers keep increasing. However, luckily for some coronavirus patients in Italy, 3D printing came to their rescue.

当供应链在大流行期间短缺时,生命就处于危险之中;随着冠状病毒数量的不断增加,增材制造正在努力跟上。然而,意大利的一些冠状病毒患者很幸运—利用3D打印技术拯救了他们的生命。

A Northern Italian hospital in Brescia, one of the worst hit areas in coronavirus-stricken Italy, ran out of replacement valves for a reanimation device as the supplier had run out and was unable to procure any at short notice.

位于Brescia的意大利北部医院是受冠状病毒感染最严重的地区之一,由于供应商的复苏设备已经用完,而且无法在短时间内获得,所以该医院的复苏设备替换阀门已经用完。

This is where a 3D company stepped in and printed replacement valves at short notice, saving lives.

这就是一家3D公司介入并在短时间内打印出替换阀门以及从而挽救生命的地方。

Read more at Interesting Engineering

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