CRP Technology, leading innovator of high performance composite materials for Additive Manufacturing, is using its expertise (gained in over 25 years alongside the most demanding key companies of advanced sectors such as Avio, Aerospace and Defence) to help save Covid-19-19 patients.
In a very short time CRP Technology has indeed manufactured in-house several functional prototypes of emergency valves for reanimation device and link-components for emergency respiratory mask for assisted ventilation.
For the manufacture of both type of components, the CRP Technology’s Rapid Prototyping Department has used the 3D printing technology called HSS (High Speed Sintering) and the Windform® P1 isotropic material.
"Following the intensification of the emergency due to the lack of fundamental devices for the care of patients affected by Covid-19 - Engineer Franco Cevolini, Vice President and Technical Director CRP Technology, comments - we want to give a concrete sign of our support: we 3D printed emergency valves for ventilations and several "Charlotte valves".
“Charlotte valves” are link-components for emergency ventilator mask, realized by Isinnova on Dr. Renato Favero idea and project, adjusting a snorkeling mask already available on the market (Easybreath mask by Decathlon).”
“Isinnova has decided - Cevolini adds - to urgently patent the link valve (Charlotte Valve), to prevent any speculation on the price of the component. They clarify that the patent will remain free to use, because it is in their intention that all hospitals in need could use it if necessary.”
It should be noted that neither the mask nor the link are certified and their use is subject to a situation of mandatory need.