JRC 3D-printer is used to produce valves for emergency ventilator masks to be distributed at local Italian hospitals.
Due to the Covid-19, most of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) laboratories are closed and the scientists are working from home. More precisely, JRC researchers are working on many aspects linked to the Covid-19 crisis. At the JRC’s technical and support services, they were able to help the local communities and health services in any possible way.
With this background, the technicians used a 3D-printer to produce valves for emergency ventilator masks for use at local Italian hospitals. The valves can be used in the emergency ventilator masks, which were developed by the Italian company Isinnova by converting snorkelling masks.
The JRC’s technical workshop is also exploring methods for testing the quality and air tightness of other valves that are being offered to healthcare institutions.
Various services of the JRC have made spontaneous efforts to support the local services.
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