Mercedes-Benz will provide medical organizations with access to industrial 3D printers and help with printing the necessary components of equipment needed to treat patients with COVID-19 coronavirus infection.
The concern will render comprehensive assistance to the companies that asked for help and promises to allocate all of its capacities for new tasks.
“With our competencies and experience, we are ready to help with the production of medical equipment,” says Jörg Bürzer, member of the Board of Directors of Mercedes-Benz AG, “We are already discussing various options with the authorities of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg and are waiting for requests from companies engaged in the medical and technological sector. ”
Each year, Mercedes-Benz produces 150,000 3D-printed parts from plastic and metal, and the concern is ready to release all this power for the production of medical equipment.
Previously, McLaren offered its assistance in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The British manufacturer of supercars will be engaged in the development of the design of mechanical ventilation devices, and will also try to simplify their design, which will increase production volumes several times.
Airbus also announced that it is ready to provide its assembly plants and 3D printers for the production of ventilation devices. Nissan, Bosch and other companies joined the initiative.
In addition, the owner of Ferrari and FCA Exor Holding announced the allocation of 10 million euros to fighting the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the purchase of 150 ventilation devices for medical institutions in Italy. And the Leasys car rental company, owned by FCA Bank, provided the Italian branch of the Red Cross and the nonprofit Italian volunteer association ANPAS with free access to their own car park and five bio-insulated ambulances based on the Ducato van.
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