What makes the Moravian COVID-19 3D printing effort special?

  • There have been a number of news articles of late about various groups (including colleges and universities) working on providing medical equipment in response to covid-19. One of the things that makes this program special is that the core of our printing effort is a dedicated group of Moravian students who are balancing their online classes, the challenges of living and working from home, and still manage to keep the printers going almost 24x7. We couldn't do this without them and an equally dedicated group of community members who have stepped up to help.

How can I help?

  • If you have a 3D printer in the Bethlehem/Allentown, PA area and want to join the group of community printers helping with the effort, reach out at medical-prints@moravian.edu and we'll get you started.
  • If you'd like to donate to Moravian to help cover our direct costs (for plastic and upkeep on the printers), send an email to Jill Anderson at andersonj@moravian.edu with subject line "Donation for Covid-19 3D prints" to make arrangements. We are committed to continuing to donate all equipment free of charge to our community, and every small donation makes that happen. Thanks!

Can I request equipment?

  • If you are a hospital, medical group, or first responder in the Bethlehem/Allentown, PA area in need of medical equipment, feel free to reach out to us at medical-prints@moravian.edu.

Do you charge for your equipment?

  • These masks are donated free of charge to the amazing members of our community that are risking their lives to keep vital medical services open. If you’d like to say “thank you” send us a picture of the masks at work to medical-prints@moravian.edu for posting here on our website along with the standard Moravian permission to post : seeing our community in action helps motivate our student workers and the Moravian community that is supporting this effort!

How can I learn more about 3D printing?

  • Moravian students can get involved in 3D printing by first taking CSCI 190.2: 3D Printing and Design and then joining the 3D printing team.