HP Inc., a leader in industrial end-to-end 3D printing solutions, revealed in an official statement that it has partnered with Redington 3D in India to produce 1.2 lakh 3D printed ventilator parts for AgVa Healthcare, a leading ventilator manufacturer from India. Through this collaboration HP managed to manufacture all the parts in just 24 days.
As a part of this collaboration, 12 categories of parts were 3D printed so as to manufacture around 10,000 ventilators. Some of the parts 3D printed by HP include the inhale and exhale connectors, oxygen nozzles, valve holders, and solenoid mounts.
The ventilators are now being used in various parts of the country in the treatment of the COVID-19 patients.
Speaking about the potential of 3D printing technology, Rajat Mehta, Country Manager, 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing, HP India Market said. “The successful execution of the AgVa Healthcare project is a testament of the capabilities of HP’s 3D printing technology and how it can remove the limitations of designing by producing complex products in short time.”
According to the company, “Since these components have complex designs and fine tolerances, it would have taken 4-5 months to manufacture these quantities using the conventional process. With HP 3D printing technology, these parts were printed in just 24 days.”
AgVa Healthcare’s ventilator is an ICU ventilator with volume, pressure and flow control. The entire system can be controlled by a capacitive multi-touch interface without the need of compressed medical air. It is extremely portable and can be used in ICU transport or homecare. This partnership is part of HP’s global commitment in the battle against COVID-19.
“At Redington, our commitment was to supply over 1.20 Lakhs 3D printed ventilator parts to AgVa Healthcare in their endeavour to manufacture 10,000 ventilators in less than 30 days and help the country.”
He continued, “By deploying two of our HP Jet Fusion Production 3D printers, we could manage our production schedule with ease and help the country in its preparedness to fight this pandemic situation.”
Rajat Mehta added, “In these unprecedented and difficult times, HP remains committed to serve the community and those impacted by the ongoing health emergency.”
As part of this initiative, HP has ramped up its 3D printing team and global Digital Manufacturing Partner Network to design, validate and produce essential 3D parts for medical responders and hospitals like hands-free door openers, mask adjusters, face shields and masks and field ventilators.
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