Fluidra hits the 90,000 mark of parts made for hospital materialsApril 22, 2020
In partnership with the 3Dcovid19.tech “Printing to Save Lives” initiative, the company is making consumables and valves for ICU standard ventilators and face shield visors
Due to the high number of people infected by COVID-19 the company continues to make these parts on a daily basis for distribution to hospitals that need them
It is also working on the possibility of increasing the production of other types of materials that are currently essential
Fluidra, the global leader in pool and wellness equipment, is partnering with the “Printing to Save Lives” initiative (3Dcovid19.org) by making injection-molded consumables and valves for ICU standard ventilators and face shield visors in order to supply the hospitals that have run out of these parts owing to the rise in demand due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Between Sacopa, Cepex, R&D and external partners, and under the coordination of Sergio Morales from the EMEA Operations Department, Fluidra is leveraging thirty 3D printers and its injection molding machinery and has already made and distributed 90,000 parts. The goal is to reach 100,000 parts and it plans to continue producing these references if necessary.
All under the coordination of the 3D Laboratory at Parc Taulí Hospital Consortium in Sabadell, where hospital requests are received, and the Association of Industrial Engineers that is coordinating, manufacturing and distributing requests to the different firms involved to later send the parts to Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Barcelona (Barcelona Medical Association – COMB), from where they will be shipped to the hospitals.
With the shortage of medical materials for use in ICUs due to the high number of COVID-19 patients, the company is offering all the technological means it can to help health workers in this crisis. It is also working on the possibility of increasing the production of other types of materials that are currently essential.