50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Airbus to produce 3D-printed hospital visors

Download: Printable PDF Date: 01 Apr 2020 08:14 category:
Publisher:
Airbus to produce 3D-printed hospital visors - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Spain

The majority of Airbus sites in Spain have joined forces to produce 3D printed visor frames, providing healthcare personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight against Covid-19. 

More than twenty 3D printers are working day and night. Hundreds of visors have already been produced and dispatched to hospitals close to the Airbus facilities in Spain. Airbus leverages a patented design to manufacture the visor frames, using PLA plastics. 

"One of the reasons I love my job is the capability we have for advanced design and quick manufacture. Overnight, we have gone from making aerospace concepts to medical equipment. This genuinely makes a difference in the fight against the pandemic and I couldn’t be prouder of our teams working day and night on this Airbus project,” said Alvaro Jara, Head of Airbus Protospace, in Getafe, Madrid. 

Despite the pause of the majority of production at Airbus’ sites in Spain following the Royal Decree of 29 March, Airbus employees are allowed on site to continue with this essential activity. 

In addition, Airbus in Germany also joined the project. The Airbus Protospace Germany and the Airbus Composite Technology Centre (CTC) in Stade, together with the 3D-printing network named “Mobility goes Additive,” are now supporting this project in Spain, also coordinating the collection and transport of visors to the Madrid region. 



Loading comments for Airbus to produce 3D-printed hospital visors...


Recommended

Airbus concludes ATTOL with fully autonomous flight tests

Following an extensive two-year flight test programme, Airbus has successfully concluded its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project. In completing this project, Airbus has achieved a...

MC-21-300 prototype will continue testing after painting

On June 25, 2020, the MC-21-300 test aircraft, painted at Spektr-Avia, Ulyanovsk, returned to Ramenskoye airfield (Zhukovsky, Moscow region), where it will continue its flights under the certification...

Kodiak Care maintenance package for new Kodiak 100 turboprop aircraft

Purchasers of Model Year 2020 versions of the Kodiak 100 aircraft will benefit from free scheduled maintenance during the first two years of ownership with the Kodiak Care Maintenance program announced...

The 1600th Embraer E-Jet delivered to Helvetic Airways

Embraer celebrated the delivery of its 1,600thE-Jet, an E190-E2. Helvetic Airways of Switzerland received the milestone aircraft. Airlines and leasing companies from some 50 countries have added...