Bloomberg Law
April 20, 2020, 4:58 PMUpdated: April 20, 2020, 8:46 PM

Oregon Printer Takes on Washington to Make N95 Masks (Corrected)

Cheryl Bolen
Cheryl Bolen
White House Reporter

The nation’s largest industrial 3-D printer is getting a crash course in federal bureaucracy as it races to produce millions of critically needed N95 respirators for essential workers.

Edward Dominion, founder of D6 Inc., is optimistic he’ll win quick approval by the Food and Drug Administration for a new N95 respirator the Portland, Ore.-based company designed to meet or exceed federal safety standards. If approved, he said D6 facilities could manufacture up to 7.2 million masks per day.

“I built the entire company around being the fastest design-to-market company in the world,” Dominion told Bloomberg Law. “Anything that is plastic ...

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