Czech university institute certified its 3D printed respirator / half mask

Published: 22.03.2020 Related countries:  Czech Republic Czech Republic

Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetict at the Czech Technical University develops own prototype of CIIRC RP95 Respirator / Half Mask.

CIIRC CTU is entering the fight against COVID-19. At the RICAIP Centre of excellence supported by EU resources, CIIRC CTU is developing a brand new respirator prototype under the name “CIIRC RP95”.
The goal is to make a prototype that can be produced anywhere in the world on the principles of distributed production. Distributed production allows to compensate the local lack of production capacities or resources. The aim is to have the safety device not only be printed on 3D printers (type „CIIRC RP95-3D“), but also be manufactured by injecting plastic into ready-made molds. Whether printed on a 3D printer or produced by injection molded, the CIIRC RP95 can be reused, after disinfection and filter material replacement – unlimited.
The CIIRC RP95-3D has been successfully tested and certified to EN 140:1999 as a FFP3 safety half mask.
The mask is ready for external filter P3 R (manufactured by SIGMA Lutín). The connection diameter is not important, it can be adjusted in the 3D print data.
Companies and research centers from around the world can apply via email covid@ciirc.cvut.cz.

Source: CIIRC CTU, March 22nd, 2020
Photo: CIIRC CTU
Compiled by the team of CzechTrade office in Riga.