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Locally 3D mass-manufactured COVID swabs end Australian reliance on overseas supply

Australian Company 3D Printing Studios has been working with State, Government, and Health Departments to produce Medical Nasal & Throat Swabs used in Covid-19 Test Kits.  

South Australian Pathology has tested the latest 3D printed swabs and has given the green light on its use. This will make 3D Printing Studios the only Australian Supplier of these essential products in the fight against Covid-19.

The process of developing a swab that not only collects the mucus but also allows for the mucus to be transferred for testing has taken several weeks to develop.

“We tried several different 3d printed designs obtained from Harvard Medical School and finally came up with a simple design that is flocked with a safe nylon material,” said Howard Wood.

“The design coupled with the EOS P396 machinery will allow us to produce thousands of these medical swabs per day”. 

Some of the many designs that were tested

Howard Wood & Stuart Grover owners of 3D Printing Studios are delighted to be the first Australian Company to manufacture medical nasal swabs, this will reduce our need to import these vital products and once again start bringing manufacturing back to Australia.

The final Medical Nasal & Throat Swabs ready to be used in the Covid-19 Test Kits

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