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3D Printing Spare Parts for Medical Devices

If something needs wood to fix it, the carpenter can do it. If something needs metal, he has local fabricators he can call on. But until recently, there has been nothing he could to fabricate plastic parts. This is why Daniel Busio, head of maintenance for one of the largest hospitals in Western Kenya, sees a benefit in 3D printing. A selection of 3D printed medical devices & spare parts including a pipe clamp (top centre) and connectors for oxygen tubes (bottom right, second from top left). Image credit: Michael Gathogo Mr. Busio heads a team of 11 responsible for maintaining all the equipment and fittings of the hospital – everything from the ICU machines to the drains. When anything stops

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