04.15.2020|Inside Verizon

From prototypes to pandemic response.

By: Katie Regner

These V Teamers are using 3D printing to equip frontline healthcare professionals.

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V Teamers Sumanth Mallya and Corbin Moline of the Technology & Product Development Emerging Tech team are focused on hardware and software development for new technologies with potential use cases for Verizon.

Sometimes, that includes using 3D printing technology to produce prototypes - it’s often more efficient than asking a vendor to produce a single piece.

These days, Sumanth, a former intern who joined the team full time two years ago, and Corbin, a Verizon Leadership Development Program alum, are using 3D printing technology to produce visors for face shields for medical professionals.

Working with Stratasys, the manufacturer of the 3D printer, they’re producing visors that will become face shields for frontline medical workers. Stratasys has developed a portal where medical professionals can request these shields, and partners like Verizon can sign up to fulfill these requests.

This is one of the best things we can do with the resources that we have.

Sumanth

Just the opportunity to be able to do something, even if it’s kind of small. It’s just good to do.

Corbin

If you’re a 3D printing enthusiast with access to a printer, you can get involved too. Check out these opportunities on the Volunteer Portal to learn more about how you can help.

Livingston Robotics Club 3D Printing for Face Shields
Stratasys 3D Printing

About the author(s):

Katie is a member of the Verizon Corporate Communications team and a regular host of Up To Speed. She's a new mom with a passion for show tunes trying to keep up with the latest trends in tech.

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