Goodyear Uses 3D Printing Capability to Deliver In-demand Medical Gear

Apr 13, 2020 12:05 PM ET
Press Release

April 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A Luxembourg initiative was created to seek manufacturing companies and private persons that could contribute to the production of components used in face shields for medical personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was reported that the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg alone needed 500 masks to distribute among staff.

The idea to collectively work in the 3D printing area for the fast production of needed parts originated with a Luxembourg-based Facebook group. This group, “3D Print – Let’s Fight Corona Luxembourg,” issued a plea via social media, Goodyear representatives noticed, and groups of associates went to work, using Goodyear and private 3D printers. The result was high-demand face shield parts being delivered for immediate use, and Goodyear’s 3D printers are continuing to print face shield parts.

In normal operating circumstances, Goodyear uses 3D printing for the quick and cost-efficient manufacture of needed manufacturing/engineering components, testing samples and models of equipment being developed.

About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 63,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate