Arkhimedes - fabricating ventilators

Check out Arkhimedes, a project proposal designed with Rhino for the fabrication of ventilators to help COVID-19 patients. By Luis Gabriel Orozco, Leonardo Nuevo- Arenas, Hassan Ayup Nájera, Eduardo Schega Gaxiola, and Humberto Molina Ruiz, all from Mexico.

This team of designers knew something needed to be done when they heard countries were applying the equivalent to the triage of war to decide who’d have access to mechanical ventilators.

The designers felt that their capabilities were being wasted. When they learned that the UK government had released a set of norms and standards regarding AMBU bag based ventilators, they used those to determine their design goals. Taking into account that the majority of the industry was closed or about to close, they restricted their design proposal to using materials and processes with easy access, reducing the dependency of external suppliers in a time of emergency.

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What is RhinoFabStudio? A RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted Jul 10, 2020 by Andres Gonzalez on Rhino News, etc.