Lamborghini is another manufacturer from the automotive industry that has decided to help in a situation of increased demand for medical equipment. Earlier, Škoda Auto got involved in the 3D printing project of masks for the Czech Technical University – thanks to the support, 3D printing of up to 60 additional pieces per day is possible.

The Italian luxury car manufacturer has made available the hardware resources of its research and development department to create test wages that are necessary for the testing and validation of ventilators. You can read about the requirements for ventilators and the path that the device has to go before it is put into use in the article “An important statement on amateur ventilator made with 3D printing technology“.

Test lungs are 3D printed on the HP Multi Jet Fusion 4200 device for the needs of SIARE Engineering International Group, a leading Italian manufacturer of ventilators. Such devices will allow for an initial assessment of the ventilator’s performance before it enters the final stage of testing, which requires certified measuring equipment. At the same time, 3D printed devices by Lamborghini engineers will reduce the waiting time for new devices, which is particularly important when the demand for ventilators is so high.

In just two weeks, a 3D test lung was designed and printed in the Lamborghini prototyping laboratory. The project underwent the necessary optimization work, after which it was approved and approved for use by specialists from the SIARE Engineering International Group. One 3D printer allows you to create 18 pieces of the device per week with an accuracy of 0.08 mm.

This is not the only way Lamborghini provides during a pandemic. The company’s employees sew reusable protective masks for employees of the local hospital. According to Stefano Domenicali, president of Automobili Lamborghini, in the current situation the company feels the need to help control the spread of the virus and help fight the effects of infection. Lamborghini has decided to support the Sant’Orsola-Malpighi hospital, an institution with which they have been cooperating for years, both through professional advice on the promotion of employee health programs and research projects.

They also use 3D Carbon printers to create masks, which were previously used to create elements of their car equipment. Now, they print protective helmet parts – the devices in their production plant are able to 3D print up to 200 protective shields per day.


Magdalena Przychodniak
Editor-in-Chief of the 3D Printing Center. A biomedical engineer following the latest reports on bioprinting and 3D printing in modern medicine.

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