Italian carmaker Ferrari is standing its ground to fight the Corona Virus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 with the best way it can. This comes in the form of its own brand of respirator valves and fittings which it recently started to make at its headquarters and automotive production facility in Maranello, Italy.
For this endeavour, Ferrari has dedicated the prototype car production department in its facility. The medical respirator valves and fittings are made from thermoplastic material and components using additive manufacturing technology.
Some valves have been developed by Mares, a diving equipment manufacturer, tailor made to fit their masks so as to create emergency masks to assist patients suffering from respiratory failure.
The logistics of the project were handled by Nuovamacut Gruppo TeamSystem, who also helped with the research of the different companies who contributed to the success of the project.
Other fittings are being supplied to Solid Energy, who will use them to transform Decathlon snorkel masks into aids to protect healthcare workers exposed to infection.