Czechs Use 3D Printers to Make Respiratory Masks

Published: 30.04.2020 Related countries:  U.S.A. U.S.A.

Czechs Use 3D Printers to Make Respiratory Masks

With the recent Covid-19 pandemic, all businesses are shifting their gears and trying to figure out a way how to make more protective health devices. Czech Technical University in Prague has figured out a way to make respiratory masks and they are starting to stock up local hospitals. For now, they make around 100 pieces a day, but the goal is to make more than 10 000 products per day. The respiratory masks made with a 3D printer are unique in many ways. Not only the design of the mask reminds a model of a futuristic soldier mask, but its functionality is also unusual. Unlike all home-made masks, this product uses the combination or plastic and rubber, because the scientists believe this combo makes a stronger protection. These two essential materials are also suitable for the 3D printer. The 3D printers are also extraordinary, as they have much higher capacity than a regular 3D printer for regular users. There 3D printers are supplied by Prusa Research to the Czech Technical University in Prague.

Source: https://www.czechcrunch.cz/2020/03/cvut-zacina-zasobovat-lekare-ochrannymi-polomaskami-funguji-jako-respirator-a-tisknou-se-na-3d-tiskarnach/

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