UK manufacturers of medical components used in ventilators. Ventilators are pieces of complex medical equipment which mechanically maintains respiratory function via air pressure. Crucial for patients in critical care who are physically unable, or having difficulty, to breathe without assistance.
Ventilator components can be manufactured using various highly specific techniques, designs and materials. Reusable and disposable designs including 3D printed parts due to the recent manufacturing restrictions caused by Covid-19. The coronavirus sparked urgent requirements for innovative designs which could be rapidly produced and in large quantities. PA12 parts made through Multi Jet Fusion are particularly suited to these requirements.
Ventilators are complex machines that require various components including; pressure generators, patient circuits, sensors, filters, and valves. Fabricated pneumatic manifolds, which are often used for scientific analysis and chemical mixing, require complex internal track features and are often used for ventilator development. Diffusion bonding and laser welding methods are also suited for ventilator components.