As companies all across the globe both big and small rally to lend a hand against the pandemic, Ferrari, too, has stepped in to offer support in times of need. Lending aid to health workers treating coronavirus patients from the front-lines, The Prancing Horse has repurposed its Maranello plant to produce respirator valves, and fittings for protective masks.
These thermoplastic components are currently being produced in a department that formerly made car prototypes, and are being created using additive manufacturing technology. Among the valves, some are developed by diving equipment manufacturer Mares, to be tailor-made to fit to their masks, resulting in emergency masks that serve to assist patients who are suffering from respiratory failure.
Other fittings will go directly towards Solid Energy, where they will be used to transform Decathlon snorkel masks into aids that can offer protection for healthcare workers exposed to infection.
Ferrari has plans to manufacture several hundred safety equipment items within the next few days — these items will be distributed with the coordination of the Italian Civil Protection, to various Italian hospitals in need, as well as health workers located in Medicina.
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