Siare manufactures lung simulators with Automobili Lamborghini support
During this unprecedented health emergency, SIARE Engineering International Group confirms itself as the main national manufacturer of lung ventilators, absolutely necessary to fight the Corona Virus.
In the continuous vocation of support to strategic companies in the area for facing the Coronavirus Automobili Lamborghini has made available resources and equipment of its Research and Development department for the co-engineering and production of lung simulators.
The increase in the production of lung ventilators has required the strengthening of the pre-test area and lung simulators, “simulating” the characteristics of adult human lungs, allow to perform the pre-test phase of about 72 hours. The lung simulator provides the engineers performing the tests with a first estimate of the correct functioning of the ventilator even before reaching the final inspection, where the ventilator will undergo a complete check with certified instruments.
“The challenge of this cooperation was to redesign and simplify the simulator without losing neither its functionality nor its reliability. The result was a fully printable 3D printing object with an unusual, almost motoristic design. ” comments Giancarlo Marisaldi of SIARE Engineering International Group. “In just a couple of weeks, Automobili Lamborghini R&D Department’s colleagues were able to design, manufacture and validate the simulator, optimizing the components and allowing the production of 18 pieces per week in conjunction with the development of facial screens in which we are likewise. involved with Automobili Lamborghini’s 3D printing laboratory. ”
Lamborghini, leader in the production of composite materials, has a cutting-edge department that employs various 3D printing techniques for the production of components. In particular, for this development, printing with MJF technology was chosen with an HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 that allows printing with an accuracy of 0.08 mm.
The collaborative ability of two technologically leading companies in their respective sectors, even if completely different, is a further proof of the sense of responsibility and cohesion characterizing Italian companies fighting compact against the “invisible” enemy.