Industry Today Volume 23 Issue 2

injection molding pellets. By printing directly with the plastic pellets, Titan can produce these face shields at a much faster rate and lower cost compared to traditional hobby-grade 3D print- ers. Printing with pellets also enables the use of flexible materials, so when elastic for the head bands was no longer available to purchase, Titan also started to 3D print those pieces of the face shields. Each face shield head piece takes just five and a half minutes to print – and costs less than 50 cents in materials – meaning the company is contributing to the state’s PPE needs in a big way, including a recent order of 4,000 for a local non-profit organization, The Legacy Institute. Titan Robotics sees the opportunity to make an impact by quickly producing PPE as an extension of their mission. “We feel a responsibility, especially in our own community, to utilize our unique 3D printing technology to help produce these parts for healthcare workers as quickly as possible. It really does fit in with our overall mission to change how products are made with our indus- trial 3D printers,” Maddie Guillory, Titan Robotics’ CMO, says. “We’ve also been able to take the work that our incredible team at Titan Robotics has done to print the face shields and share that with our many machine customers across the country so that they too can print PPE for their communities.” Pictured: Titan Robotics engineer Anthony Tantillo demonstrates a 3D printed face shield made on the Titan Atlas 3D printer with pellet extrusion. INDUSTRY TODAY 97 TITAN ROBOTICS | PROFILE