Smile Direct Club Opens 3D Printing Facility to Aid in Production of Medical Supplies
SmileDirectClub, the industry pioneer and first direct-to-consumer medtech platform for teeth straightening, is one of the largest 3D printing manufacturers in the United States, and as a result has opened its manufacturing facility to partner with medical supply companies and health organizations to increase production of medical supplies necessary to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. SmileDirectClub is actively seeking communications and partnerships with medical supply companies and health organizations that are in need of additional production of plastic materials such as medical face shields, respirator valves or other supplies.
SmileDirectClub urges medical supply companies and health organizations to contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if the company can be of assistance. Specifically, SmileDirectClub is able to print materials using STL 3D printing files, and once provided can quickly offer manufacturing capacity. SmileDirectClub also has a global HIPAA-trained contact center team and support system to assist in health aid efforts.
“In times like these, it is incumbent on all of us do what we can to help those in need however we can,” said SmileDirectClub Chief Executive Officer David Katzman. “Reports of medical supply shortages are very concerning and we have the production capacity to help in the printing of plastic materials. Due to recent automations that increased our printing output capacity, we’re able to easily add this production to our current clear aligner therapy lines. We urge any company or health organization that could use additional production resources to reach out to us directly.”
Source: Smile Direct Club