Recently as more and more countries were going on quarantine, companies and individuals were looking for ways to help fight the COVID-19 virus. One of the most common problems is lack of equipment in hospitals. The old-fashioned ways that everyone is used to are not viable when time is of the essence. The manufacturers are not able to deliver a vital piece of equipment on time because of a breakdown of the distribution chains all over the world.

What it does

A current pandemic is a perfect example of how CADChain could add value. People around the world are willing to help but in most cases they are unable to do it directly. With CADChain the design of, say, a facial mask, or a valve, could receive money (with the help of a smart-contracts based method of transacting between a human and a digital asset) and spend the money on printing itself and paying for the materials and shipping. By using a public blockchain we can make sure all the transactions are transparent and there’s absolute accountability.

So we are creating an industry-driven platform to connect AM stakeholders: designers, 3d printing companies, spare parts manufacturers, filament supplies AND hospitals or any individuals who are in urgent need of a piece of equipment TO create automated distributed manufacturing.

How we built it

We will use the proprietary technology as part of the solution, but we are at the idea stage with this very project. It will be a platform that offers different user accounts for different stakeholders. The back-end will automate the 3d printing process by using the smart contracts based security.

Challenges we ran into

We are missing technical expertise in the team but we are solving this issue.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We prepared a pitch in no time and have pitched the idea to many people. Now we have a video that demonstrates the Customer Journey. We have a team that is great, but still missing a few members. And we are full of determination to bring our project to success.

What we learned

People are eager to help but they usually don't know how to do it.

What's next for CADChain

We continue with the project and built it into our overall strategy. In the next half a year we will build an MVP and run a pilot.

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