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.
Prepared by the team of foreign office CzechTrade San Francisco