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Combating Supply Chain Disruptions and Meeting Increased Demand, TacMed Partners with Fast Radius

By June 8, 2022

TacMed rapidly scales production of their SOF Tourniquet amidst increased demand due to the Ukraine/Russia conflict by leveraging Fast Radius’ Cloud Manufacturing Platform.

CHICAGO — June 8, 2022 — Fast Radius, a digital manufacturing and supply chain company, is working with TacMed, a leading supplier of emergency medical equipment, to produce a key component used in TacMed’s SOF® Tourniquet. The SOF Tourniquet is a pre-hospital emergency medical device that’s used by military and front-line personnel around the world to stop bleeding from potentially life-threatening limb wounds. Leveraging Fast Radius’ Cloud Manufacturing Platform™ to rapidly scale production of a critical Tourniquet part, TacMed is able to meet increasing demand for the product in response to the conflict in Ukraine, overcoming bottlenecks within the global supply chain.

“With the conflict in Ukraine, coupled with disruptions in the supply chain, we’re seeing unprecedented demand for our SOF Tourniquet product,” said Katie Hembree, Director of Operations at TacMed. “Our traditional supplier was unable to meet our increase in demand, which is where Fast Radius stepped in to quickly help us produce critical components of the Tourniquet. Specifically, we’ve benefited from Fast Radius’ manufacturing expertise and network of certified suppliers, allowing us to rapidly make quality parts, meet the spike in demand, and get the end product into the hands of front-line workers around the world.”

Fast Radius is producing 800,000 precision-engineered parts for TacMed’s SOF Tourniquet. The anodized aluminum part—known as a windlass—is produced via CNC turning. Due to demand, Fast Radius delivered 100,000 parts to TacMed in just 30 days, meeting their desired timeline while reducing costs.

Though demand has always been high for the TacMed SOF Tourniquet, the conflict in Ukraine that commenced during the first quarter of 2022 sparked a rapid uptick in demand, which is continuing to grow. In addition to supplying allies supporting the Ukrainian war effort, TacMed has partnered with relief organizations including Samaritan’s Purse, Afya, and Ukrainian American Foundation to distribute donations of the SOF Tourniquet. In total, TacMed has provided more than 50,000 tourniquets to the Ukrainian war effort as of May 2022, with plans to grow that number into the hundreds of thousands in summer 2022 if needed. These ambitious plans require consistent manufacturing for high part volumes and a steady supply chain.

As the companies look at the remainder of 2022 and beyond, Fast Radius and TacMed plan to continue to work together to create parts for the SOF Tourniquet and evaluate collaborations on other products.

With a global supplier network that offers customers access to preferred pricing and fast lead times, Fast Radius has been reliably serving companies that require parts with tight tolerances and durability for many years, including within the automotive, aerospace, and medical device industries. Fast Radius was also recently announced as a Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 company for accelerated five-year growth.

About Fast Radius

Fast Radius, Inc. is a leading cloud manufacturing and digital supply chain company. The Fast Radius Cloud Manufacturing Platform™ provides software applications and manufacturing solutions that help engineers design, make, and fulfill commercial-grade parts, when and where they are needed. This enables companies to manufacture and ship parts easily, flexibly, and sustainably. Founded in 2017, Fast Radius, Inc. is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Atlanta, Louisville, and Singapore, and microfactories in Chicago and at the UPS Worldport facility in Louisville, KY. To learn more about Fast Radius and how its digital manufacturing capabilities are helping companies, please visit Fast Radius or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

About TacMed

TacMed Solutions™ (TacMed™) is dedicated to improving survivability in response to crisis situations through world-class innovative emergency response solutions designed to equip, train, and protect those who save lives. We develop and manufacture customized emergency response technology, advanced simulation and training aids, and personal protective gear for warfighters, first responders, and citizens alike to effectively manage the full continuum of care. For more information, please visit www.tacmedsolutions.com.

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