Engineers share 3D-printed ventilator adapter design to help during COVID-19 pandemic

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Credit: Binghamton University, State University of New York

BINGHAMTON, NY — Engineers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have made their designs for 3D printed ventilator adapters available to the public to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

This project was initiated because of the possible shortage of medical ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Several studies have shown that a single ventilator could be used for multiple patients simultaneously to meet disaster surge. Engineers at Binghamton University designed three ventilator adapters and used 3D printing to create them.

The adapters are made from PETG, a glycol-modified version of polyethylene terephthalate known for its chemical resistance, durability and formability.

Interested parties can download the designs for 3D-printed ventilator adapters designs free of charge. Those with 3D printers can sign up to make adapters, and healthcare providers can say if they need adapters.

To learn more, visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/covid-19-response/index.html.

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