A team of Danish businesspeople has begun a foundation network that is standby ready to create up to 20,000 shielding visors per day. They will be doing this through the use of 3-dimensional printers. This is in a move to attain the growing demand from medics and nurses fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clinics in Denmark and other nations are occupied as they handle a rising number of victims affected by the coronavirus. Conventional distribution chains have missed matching the international need for facial respirators and other shielding equipment.
“The global supply chains are broken, so we’re not capable of getting the material or products that we need … so we need to do something else,” stated the chief executive of Danish AM Hub, Frank Rosengren Lorenzen. Danish AM Hub is a lobby team that began the project.
Over 250 individuals across Denmark are at the present part of the initiative that at full capacity may generate up to 20,000 shielding visors per day. This is as stated by Lorenzen. Additive manufacturing makes 3D solid objects on the basis of digital designs.
The project initiated following the persuasion by the Danish Medicines Agency for firms to suggest ideas on how to get additional protective gear like face masks, hand sanitizer, and visors.
“It’s a totally different thing to streamline your production and to think fast when you 3D print,” stated an engineer at 3D Printhuset in central Copenhagen, Simon Bergh.
“Normally 3D printing is for small productions, tests or prototypes and now we have to go up in production, so it’s more about optimizing the actual speed of the production,” Bergh added.
Also, Berg stated that he made 60 masks by the use of 6 3D printing machines. Each of the machines produced two masks in an hour. This was during a short trial conducted on Tuesday. He said he was all set to improve manufacturing.
As of Wednesday, Denmark had recorded 34 deaths with 35O coronavirus victims presently hospitalized.
At the beginning of March, the World Health Organization stated that the coronavirus epidemic has triggered an international deficit of protective gear and set rates on protecting gowns, covers, and respirators rising.