Thessaloniki university to 3D print ventilator valves for coronavirus patients



The Engineering and Mechanical Design Laboratory of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University (AUTH), will print around 50 ventilator valves each day, to help cope with the shortages that could be created due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The university staff and equipment have been placed at the service of the National Public Health Organization (EODY).

Professor Nikos Papaioannou, rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki stated "with a sense of responsibility to society, AUTH clearly supports in every possible way the national effort to deal with an unprecedented situation."

“Producing ventilator valves with this technique that will be used in intensive care for people at risk is not a research or experimental process. And that’s why we announced it after careful consideration and subject to the most stringent criteria,” he added.