During the COVID19 pandemic, companies are trying to help hospitals on many levels. There are many initiatives that use 3D printing.
3D printing technology allows to quickly produce models directly from the 3D file, significantly reducing the time needed to deliver a ready-made solution to the market.
One such example is the connector – the ventilator manifold. Our company Rapid Crafting together with the MSWiA Hospital has created prototypes of the Hamilton C1 and S1 ventilator connectors. The models were 3D printed and tested. We know that in case of an emergency, such a solution will increase the number of patients. They will be able to be temporarily connected to the appropriate apparatus.
Such solutions are not in line with the rules, but they will certainly help in case of a dramatic situation.
We sincerely hope that they will never have to be used, and the pandemic will end soon.