Een spatkap voor de zorg. De witte onderdelen aan de linkerkant worden geprint met een 3D printer (Bron: Emergo Designs)
Splash caps to protect care staff
The part that is printed with a 3D printer is a bracket to which a transparent protective cap is mounted. The bracket is made up of two parts.
Van Raam prints three parts at the same time on each 3D printer. After 7.5 hours printing time these three parts are ready. One part has a print time of 2.5 hours.
As soon as the parts are printed, they are collected and brought to Hogeschool Zeeland in Vlissingen. Here, the parts are disinfected and the protective cap is mounted to the bracket. As soon as this is done, the splash caps are given to the White Cross. They ensure that the splash caps are then distributed to the parties applying for these protective caps. The ambulance service of the White Cross in Doetinchem, for example, uses the splash caps and they are used for the White Cross North and East Gelderland, they get 200 splash caps.
On the pictures below you can see that some of the splas caps are delivered at the ambulance service from the White Cross in Doetinchem.