Fluidra Making Thousands of Hospital Material Parts Every DayApril 9, 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.
It has so far manufactured over 40,000 parts for requesting hospitals to cover high demand owing to rise in Covid-19 patients.
Fluidra, the global leader in pool and wellness equipment, is partnering with the “Printing to Save Lives” 3DCovid19.org initiative 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 due to the rise in demand for 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 over 40,000 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 Parc Taulí de Sabadell Hospital Consortium, where hospital requests are received, and the Association of Industrial Engineers which is coordinating manufacturing and distributing requests to the different collaborating firms to later send the parts to the Barcelona Medical Association (COMB), from where they will be shipped to the hospitals.
With the shortage of medical material for intensive use in ICUs due to the high number of Covid-19 coronavirus patients, the company is offering all the technological means it can to help health workers in this crisis.