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COVID19: 3D printed portable ventilator (UJ)

Wednesday, 24 June 2020   (1 Comments)
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With the current COVID19 pandemic causing suffering among all nationalities, a team at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, assembled and designed a portable 3D printed ventilator. The team was established to explore possibilities of using 3D printing technology in the provision of mechanical ventilators. 

The prototype named AURA IMPRIMERE, meaning “A breeze of air provided by Printing” serves as a base to inspire innovation from all professionals. That even in times of hardships never faced before, we can rise up to the 
challenge and lend our technical skills to assist with the problem. Truly, supplying aid to those grasping for a breeze of air. 


More details will be published here shortly. 

Pictured here is the team involved in the COVID19: 3D printed portable ventilator from UJ (captioned below from left to right):

i. Mr. Damon James Hoenselaar (Assistant Designer & Masters Candidate)

ii. Prof Tien-Chien Jen (Project Lead)

iii. Dr. N. Madushele (3D printing & Coordinator)

iv. Mr. Rigardt Alfred Maarten Coetzee (Lead Designer & PhD Candidate)

v. Mr. Malcolm Low (Electrical & ECSA Student Chapter President)


Jasper Steyn says...
Posted Tuesday, 04 August 2020
Congratulations! I am very proud of this initiative! Kind regards Prof Jasper Steyn Hon Fellow

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