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VSB-Technical University of Ostrava handed over the first 60 pieces of specially made protective plastic shields to University Hospital Ostrava

VSB-Technical University of Ostrava handed over the first 60 pieces of specially made protective plastic shields to University Hospital Ostrava
Prof. Jana Kukutschová, the Vice-Rector for science and research at VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, handed over the first 60 pieces of specially made protective plastic shields to Dr Ondřej Šimetka, the head of the Maternity Department of the University Hospital Ostrava, which should help to protect staff from the COVID-19 virus.

The base of the protective shield is made of a polymer, which is certified for contact with the skin and is suitable for health care, the headband is made of polyamide. The University’s 3D Printing Protolab cooperates on the project with the development workshop IdeaHUB of the Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre Ostrava, which helps with cutting the shields with a laser beam. The daily production capacity of the 3D printers is around 255 shields.

"To meet the needs of the University Hospital, we have created a "3D printing farm" where we have 3D printers from several faculties. Currently we have 57 printers, operated by alternating shifts of technicians and PhD students, that will be running nonstop in order to produce as many pieces as possible”, says Prof. Kukutschová.

 

Created: 27. 3. 2020
Category:  Official statements
Entered by:  Administrator
Department: 9920 - Public Relations
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