Origin was about to ship its new generation of 3D printers. Employees under orders to work from home were unable to install the new units at customer sites.
Rather than let the devices gather dust, Origin used them to print face shields, nasal swabs, and respirators.
Each printer has the capacity to make 1,500 nasal swabs at a time, multiple times a day. Origin is on pace to supply more than 1 million swabs a week for hospitals and other testing centers by the beginning of May.