Specialists of Tomsk Polytechnic University and the Quantorium Children’s Technology Park manufactured 1,000 upgraded protective screens for medical staff of the Tomsk Respiratory Hospital.
Previously, TPU specialists improved the design of goggles, screens, and masks after the testing conducted in clinics of the Siberian State Medical University.
“We provided all the design documentation and production technology for our colleagues at Quantorium. In three weeks, they managed to 3D-print 1,000 PET plastic screens. All personal protective equipment was transferred to Tomsk Medical Unit No. 2, where the respiratory hospital for coronavirus patients is stationed,” Pavel Baranov, Head of Division for Electronic Engineering, says.
Additional personal protective equipment for medical staff was produced at the request of the Department of Health of the Tomsk Region. Jointly with the Quantorium, we are working on manufacturing a batch of upgraded protective goggles for Tomsk medical personnel.
The project is implemented by the interdisciplinary team including design engineers and specialists in new materials and 3D printing from the School of Non-Destructive Testing, the Research School of Chemistry & Applied Biomedical Sciences, and School of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.
The TPU team used a ready-made design of personal protective equipment. Thus, the first copies were printed unchanged using additive technologies and provided for the staff of the Siberian State Medical University. Their testing revealed a number of critical shortcomings the TPU team had to work on. They changed the design, perfected the technology of soft plastic printing, expanded the size range of the products, adapted the schemes to use domestic raw materials, etc.