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    Protolabs support Mercedes-AMG and UCL with CPAP

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

    Three new tools that will produce tens of thousands of critical parts for a new breathing aid are being manufactured in Telford by Protolabs. It has created a dedicated 20-strong team to work with existing customer Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains to develop injection mould tooling in just three days.

    Protolabs is helping the F1 team and partner University College London ramp up production of its CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) system that delivers oxygen into the lungs without the need for an invasive ventilator. The first two tools are for moulding the bracket that will be used to hold the device next to the bed, whilst the third tool is for the production of a cap that prevents any air escaping from the machine.

    Initial sample parts made in nylon 30% glass fibre and Acetal co-polymer respectively will run with 1100 parts per day until 10,000 of each component are manufactured. The final devices and equipment will then be sent to 250 hospitals across the UK to help frontline staff provide the best possible care for Covid-19 patients.

    The company is also urgently working with a highly multiplexed molecular diagnostics specialist to produce a series of plastic cassettes that will help house a critical medical solution used in testing for Covid-19. AusDiagnostics approached Protolabs to see if it could injection mould an initial 500 sample parts and the company is now ready to manufacture 20,000 cassettes at a time.

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    Protolabs support Mercedes-AMG and UCL with CPAP

    Three new tools that will produce tens of thousands of critical parts for a new breathing aid are being manufactured in Telford by Protolabs. It has created a dedicated 20-strong team to work with existing customer Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains to develop injection mould tooling in just three days.

    Protolabs is helping the F1 team and partner University College London ramp up production of its CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) system that delivers oxygen into the lungs without the need for an invasive ventilator. The first two tools are for moulding the bracket that will be used to hold the device next to the bed, whilst the third tool is for the production of a cap that prevents any air escaping from the machine.

    Initial sample parts made in nylon 30% glass fibre and Acetal co-polymer respectively will run with 1100 parts per day until 10,000 of each component are manufactured. The final devices and equipment will then be sent to 250 hospitals across the UK to help frontline staff provide the best possible care for Covid-19 patients.

    The company is also urgently working with a highly multiplexed molecular diagnostics specialist to produce a series of plastic cassettes that will help house a critical medical solution used in testing for Covid-19. AusDiagnostics approached Protolabs to see if it could injection mould an initial 500 sample parts and the company is now ready to manufacture 20,000 cassettes at a time.