• At Fraunhofer EMI, research expertise concerning 3D printing lies in the area of metal materials. But within the Medical goes Additive initiative “3D Printing fights Corona” and due to interdepartmental collaboration, EMI was able to print 3D face-shield holders out of plastic and donated 71 of them to the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe which plans to use them for training purposes. The completed face shields were ceremonially handed over in front of the Mobility goes Additive (MGA) office in Berlin on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

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    Biological organisms, whether plants, animals or even humans, are repeatedly exposed to extraordinary stress and shock situations, which we have to recover from. If, for example, one takes a closer look at the immune system of such a biological organism, then it possesses exactly the properties that are collectively referred to as resilience. A disorder, e.g. in the form of a virus, is detected and immediately measures are taken to actively counteract it. A closer look at such processes reveals a multitude of attributes of a system that contribute to its overall resilience.

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