COVID-19 Medical Supplies
Researchers across UW-Madison are partnering with industry to design and manufacture supplies for medical care workers treating coronavirus patients. Together, we hope to alleviate supply shortages by producing PPE in large quantities very quickly.
To learn more and get involved, please visit UW-Makerspace.
UW-Madison is home to state-of-the-art additive manufacturing labs. Our researchers focus on development of new materials, qualification processes, accelerated design methods and software in a variety of fields including the College of Letters and Science, College of Engineering, School of Medicine and Public Health, and even the School of Veterinary Medicine.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3D printing and additive manufacturing are integral to the daily life of students and researchers — to teach the design process, to fabricate parts and demonstration objects, and to test new materials and processes.
Research areas include:
- Biomanufacturing (manufacture of biological materials including cells and tissues)
- Additive manufacturing for surgical planning
- Modeling for biomedical applications
- Polymer composites
- Functionally-graded materials
- Metal additive manufacturing
- Design and verification
- And more!