A team of engineers from the Renault Technologie Roumanie Engineering Centre in Titu, Dambovita county, has produced parts for mechanical ventilators needed in hospitals, through the 3D printing technology. The Y-shaped connection pieces produced by Renault in Titu can be used as a temporary, emergency solutions in hospitals if the respirator capacity would run out.
“We have mobilized in a team dedicated to this medical emergency. We tested several variants, validating the prototype with specialist intensive care specialists from Targu Mureş, and it was launched in production through 3D printing. The cadence of the print was 20 pieces in 26 hours. We have optimized manufacturing times by printing parts upright and reducing the losses of necessary material used, thus using the maximum printing capacity,” said Mihai Enculescu, Engineer Coordinator in RTR Prototypes department.
700 such connection pieces have been donated by the Foundation Groupe Renault Romania in partnership with Dacia, to SMURD Foundation to be distributed to all front line hospitals in the country. They can be used of the intensive care units would be overloaded with patients in critical condition.
The parts for ventilators have been tested and validated by doctors specialised in intensive care from Targu Mures. There will be 20 connection pieces printed in 26 hours.
Groupe Renault Romania has joined the fight against the COFID-19 pandemic since the onset of the health crisis in Romania.
Thus, the company mobilized a fleet of 150 Dacia and Renault cars in the fight against the virus, making them available to the Ministry of Health for distribution, with the help of the Dacia and Renault dealer network, to hospitals in Romania. The community of Arges benefits from a testing device at the COVID-19 Support Hospital in Mioveni through a sponsorship, worth more than half a million lei, with the support of the Groupe Renault Romania Foundation and Dacia Automobiles. Together with Acarom and the Romanian Auto Partnership, Groupe Renault Romania has contributed to the repair of 50 ventilators, in collaboration with DSU and IGSU.
At the same time, the Groupe Renault Romania Foundation, with the support of Automobile Dacia, will purchase laptops and tablets for children from disadvantaged communities. Group employees and more, anyone who wants to support a major cause, namely access to school education, can direct the 3.5% of income tax and fill out 230 Form by the end of June.