3D printed valves keep respirators running to treat COVID-19 patients
3D printed life-saving valves in operation at Mellini di Chiari
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3D printed valves keep respirators running to treat COVID-19 patients

More than a dozen 3D printed valves are in use at the Chiari hospital in Italy after the manufacturer overwhelmed by orders.

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The hospital needed valves; the manufacturer was overwhelmed by orders. Editors at Giornale di Brescia (GdB) newspaper thought why not 3D print them. In a hurry, and after a few calls, they reached out Massimo Temporelli, a physicist and entrepreneur who reached out to Brescian engineers Cristian Fracassi and Alessandro Ramaioli.

Their plan was a success with more than a dozen 3D-printed valves are in use. Click here to read more.