The Nanocenters of the RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs Have Promptly Launched the Mass Production of Personal Protective Equipment
The Nanocenters of the RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs have promptly launched the mass production of personal protective equipment against COVID-19, and the face shields—visors are being created on 3D farms.
Oleg Lysak, Director of Contract Businesses at the TechnoSpark Group of Companies says: “We use 3D farms since the 3D printing technology allows for quick deployment of fast production. Now we produce, manufacture, and assemble several types of medical devices here. These are simple visors to protect all contact professionals, as well as medical professionals from the impact of external factors.”
The 3D farm is open 24/7. Up to thirty thousand protective shields can be produced here per month. The visors are reusable. They can be washed, disinfected, and used again.
Oleg Lysak, Director of Contract Businesses at the TechnoSpark Group of Companies says: “These are the simplest and, thus, the most reliable 3D printers using the FDM technology of the so-called molten-fiber layer printing. Layer-by layer, the printer applies the molten fiber to get the product with the necessary durability. The shield is quite simple in structure and consists of three main parts. The first is this printed bezel, printed for an hour and a half. The second part is also important and represents a visor, in fact, a screen of the 3 mm thick film cut on a laser machine, a mask, allowing to adjust the visor to the size of the head, and the seal providing soft retention thereof.”
RUSNANO donated the batch of 1,000 visors to the volunteers of the Zhivoy Foundation to be sent to the Moscow medical facilities and emergency stations. According to Victoria Agadzhanova, Director of the Zhivoy Foundation, since the shields are reusable, i.e., they can be washed, disinfected and reused, the demand of 20 to 30 hospitals for face shields will be met until the end of the epidemic.
Earlier, another batch of 1,000 shields was handed over to the medical organizations of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, and another 100 visors were received by the Hospital of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the city of Troitsk, New Moscow.
The TechnoSpark Group of Companies, a part of the investment network of the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, is involved in all aspects of venture creation: from establishing a start-up to its sale. The TechnoSpark Group of Companies is in the hardware industry, working in areas, such as robotics in logistics, energy storage systems, hi-tech medical equipment, diamond optics, braided composites, optical and industrial surfaces, genomics, industrial microbiology, thin-film integrated photovoltaics, additive technologies and flexible electronics. The Group of Companies is in first place according to the National rating of Russia’s most effective technology parks and was included in the National Rating of Russian Fast-growing Technology Companies, TechUp 2019. It is also a part of the community of startup studios, the Global Startup Studio Network (GSSN).
For more information about the company, visit technospark.ru