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    Mackart supports NHS

    • By Editor
    • June 1, 2020
    • 2 minute read

    As part of the Covid-19 response, Dr. Iain Crossingham, Respiratory Consultant at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital’s Chest Clinic, contacted a group of businesses that had come together to act as a fast-response consortium following the government’s call to arms.

    Dr. Crossingham identified the need to increase available ventilator capacity by commissioning the design and production of a single-use, consumable exhalation valve – the type required to aid patients with breathing difficulties. Specialists from Mackart Additive responded immediately. Following correspondence on the evening of Friday 27 March, a sketch of Dr. Crossingham’s idea for a life-saving valve was sent to Mackart Additive. In hours, Mackart developed a detailed 3D CAD model, which was approved for production to begin the very next day. On the morning of Saturday 28 March, the first 3D printed part had been completed and was on its way to The Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital.

    Steven McCarthy, Managing Director at Mackart Additive, said: “Working with Dr. Crossingham has been a privilege. Being able to contribute has put our skillset to good use at a time of national emergency. The fact we were able to turn the exhalation valve around so quickly, was a huge achievement.”

    Dr. Crossingham said: “When the part arrived from Mackart Additive it worked perfectly. The fit on the connectors was perfect and held pressures to 40cmH20 while the intentional leak from the port passed the ventilator circuit test algorithm without any warnings. Brilliant work.”

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    Mackart supports NHS

    As part of the Covid-19 response, Dr. Iain Crossingham, Respiratory Consultant at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital’s Chest Clinic, contacted a group of businesses that had come together to act as a fast-response consortium following the government’s call to arms.

    Dr. Crossingham identified the need to increase available ventilator capacity by commissioning the design and production of a single-use, consumable exhalation valve – the type required to aid patients with breathing difficulties. Specialists from Mackart Additive responded immediately. Following correspondence on the evening of Friday 27 March, a sketch of Dr. Crossingham’s idea for a life-saving valve was sent to Mackart Additive. In hours, Mackart developed a detailed 3D CAD model, which was approved for production to begin the very next day. On the morning of Saturday 28 March, the first 3D printed part had been completed and was on its way to The Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital.

    Steven McCarthy, Managing Director at Mackart Additive, said: “Working with Dr. Crossingham has been a privilege. Being able to contribute has put our skillset to good use at a time of national emergency. The fact we were able to turn the exhalation valve around so quickly, was a huge achievement.”

    Dr. Crossingham said: “When the part arrived from Mackart Additive it worked perfectly. The fit on the connectors was perfect and held pressures to 40cmH20 while the intentional leak from the port passed the ventilator circuit test algorithm without any warnings. Brilliant work.”