Two Challenges from America Makes to Mobilize Additive Manufacturing Community to Assist Frontline Workers

Additive Manufacturing, COVID-19

As part of its continued effort to garner the innovation of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry to deliver safe and effective solutions to front line workers across the country, America Makes is announcing two challenges – the Fit to Face – Mask Design Challenge in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs; and the COVID-19 Maker Challenge, a joint event by Challenge America and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Innovation Ecosystem.  

“Both of these opportunities seek to tap into the amazing innovation we’ve seen to date from the entire AM community during this crisis,” said America Makes Executive Director John Wilczynski. “This industry is uniquely positioned to take on these challenges as we have the ability to rapidly design and test products that will solve very real problems for frontline workers.”   

America Makes Innovation Sprint: Fit to Face-Mask Design Challenge – April 20 – 26, 2020 

Challenge America and VHA Innovation Ecosystem COVID-19 Makers Challenge – April 25 – May 3, 2020