All around the world, companies are doing all they can in their individual capacities to help fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now, luxury automaker Lamborghini is lending its expertise in the fight by making available the resources and equipment of its Research and Development Department. Normally, used to build high-performance vehicles, the Raging Bull’s facilities will be used for the co-engineering and production of lung simulators in an effort to support the SIARE Engineering International Group, the leading Italian pulmonary respirator manufacturer.
This latest move complements Lamborghini’s previous efforts of re-purposing its Sant’Agata manufacturing plant machinery to produce medical equipment.
This production line is said to be able to produce 1,000 masks a day and it is all donated to hospitals in Bologna, a city in Italy.
The breathing simulator will enable testers to carry out an initial evaluation of a ventilator’s performance before it reaches the final testing stage where the ventilator undergoes a comprehensive test.
In the span of just two weeks, Lamborghini had used its 3D printing laboratory to design, produce and validate the simulator, optimizing the components and enabling the production of 18 simulators per week, alongside the production of medical visors in polycarbonate, also with 3D printing, using an HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer with MJF technology capable of printing with a 0.08 mm precision level.
No one is untouched by this pandemic and it is great to see players in the automobile industry step up to lend a helping hand.