University researchers create Covid-19 resistant material for 3D printing

The University of Wolverhampton’s Additive Manufacturing Functional Materials (AMFM) research group has developed an antiviral material made from copper, silver and tungsten which can be 3D printed and kills the Covid-19 virus.

The Covid-19 pandemic has emphasised the need for materials and surfaces that kill or suppress the virus to help reduce airborne and surface-based virus transmission. With expertise in 3D printing antimicrobial biomaterials the research group refocused their efforts to investigate antiviral materials that could combat the Covid-19 pandemic.