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Additive Manufacturing

COVID-19 – Let’s Act

COVID-19 is disrupting supply chains and causing shortages for hospitals and healthcare workers worldwide. This page brings together designs and resources for people looking to help alleviate the supply issues using 3D printing technology.

Updated daily. Use the contact form or send us an email to share your designs and initiatives.


Designs & Materials


Below is a list of designs and applications that the 3D printing community has been working on. For full details of applications as well as guidance from our materials experts on the ideal materials for the applications, please click here. And send us your designs to be added.

  • Hands-free door opener
  • Safe grabber for door handle
  • Plastic face shield to cover full face
  • Face shield
  • Mouth mask
  • Face mask
  • Face masks
  • Connector to create breathing device
  • Venturi valve for Venturi Oxygen Mask
  • Safety goggles
  • Touch pods for fingers
  • Pincers for collecting food/vegetables in grocery store


Looking to buy a material? Find a reseller/distributor of DSM materials

Looking to get parts 3D printed? Find a service bureau that prints DSM Somos® materials for stereolithography

Other initiatives

The production of medical applications are subject to very strict requirements and certifications. This includes the choice of material to 3D print with. While the current emergency may allow exceptions (please check!), certain requirements and certifications are still needed. Below is a selection of resources (albeit not exhaustive). Please work with your partners for the required testing and certifications.


(1) We are listing 3rd party designs crediting the designer. In the essence of time, we may not yet have reached out to the designer. If (s)he does not wish their design to be included, we will remove upon simple request. Designs may not have been certified by any regulatory agency.

(2) Description of properties the material should have, and elements printers should consider. DSM material names are given as example. We’d be happy to add other material references upon request. DSM makes no representation or warranty for any conclusion as to the fitness for use in any particular application (purpose), nor accepts any liability in respect of this purpose. This summary does not prevent customer from, nor replaces accomplishment of all relevant testing pursuant legal and regulatory requirements.