3Diligent is giving 3D printer owners and other digital manufacturers free access to its Shopsight ERP software.

To benefit from this software, these manufacturers must be involved in the manufacturing of personal protective equipment (PPE) used to fight against Covid-19. The offer is valid for the duration of the PPE crisis to those helping address the shortage.

For now, we do not know yet how 3Diligent will verify if a manufacturer (that is not part of its network) will produce PPE for hospitals in need before giving access of its software.

We do know that the company has a global network of nearly 350 manufacturers equipped with digital manufacturing equipment that combines AM technologies & other types of manufacturing processes. The company is already working with some medical specialists and experts from this network to confirm the viability of various PPE designs sought by medical facilities in need.

 The digital manufacturing services provider will implement a streamlined mechanism for medical facilities to procure these PPE designs through its ProdEX manufacturing portal. The US-based company will also pre-load the manufacturing instructions for proper manufacturing of open source PPE to the software to ensure those interested in manufacturing these devices have step-by-step instructions on how to do so.

Credentialed medical professionals and government organizations seeking PPE will receive a unique code to log in and have designs pre-populated into their account. They may submit a request with required quantities and delivery dates. For medical operations seeking support, please contact covidsupport@3diligent.com. Anyone seeking to register their manufacturing capability in the network may do so at myshopsight.3diligent.com.

So many people want to help medical workers at this critical time. By identifying the right PPE designs and manufacturing spec, making our Shopsight software free to ensure those designs are made the right way, and giving medical professionals a seamless way to order them, 3Diligent can hopefully help channel all this goodwill into the most positive impact,” said Cullen Hilkene, 3Diligent CEO.

Government organizations and hospital systems seeking support can send an email to covidsupport@3diligent.com.

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