Van Raam helps with 3D printed parts against corona
A lot of action is being taken to fight corona. A lot is also being done to counter the shortage of medical materials. At the moment there is a great shortage of mouth caps and splash caps in the health care sector. Van Raam, together with youth from the Achterhoek (a region in the Netherlands), started the fight against the coronavirus by making 3D printed parts for splash caps. Read more about this in the article.
3D printed parts for splash caps against corona
Van Raam has two different types of 3D printers and a total of four 3D printers. All these printers are now used to make a 3D printed part that is needed for splash caps. In this way Van Raam supports the young people of the Achterhoek(a region the Netherlands) with scaling up the production numbers of these parts for the splashcaps. The splash caps are used as protection in healthcare.
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.
How does Van Raam's FDM printer work?
One of the 3D printers that Van Raam uses is the FDM 3D printer of the brand DDDROP. Three of these printers are used to make the 3D printed parts for the splash caps. In the video below you can see how the printer is printing the parts. In the article 'Bicycle parts from the 3D printer at Van Raam' you can read how this printer works and you can find a video of the other 3D printer at Van Raam.
Achterhoek youth active with 3D printers
In the past period there have been dozens of young people in the Achterhoek who have built their own 3D printer together with their father or mother. This was an initiative of 'Samenwerkende Industriële kringen Achterhoek' and 8RHK ambassadors (Achterhoek ambassadors). Industrial designer Alexander Bol from Zeeland placed a message in the newspaper on March 31st in which he called on people who have a 3D printer at home to start printing the parts. After this call the young people in the Achterhoek who have their own 3D printer came into action. At this moment printers in Winterswijk, Aalten, Berkelland, Ulft and Varsseveld are being used to print the 3D parts. Watch more about this in the video below (video in Dutch).
The 3D printers at Van Raam
At Van Raam all 3D printers are frequently used for printing bicycle parts and for printing tools for the production and assembly departments. Both types of 3D printers work with a different technique. In the pictures below you can see how the same part is printed in two different ways. Would you like to read more about the bicycle parts Van Raam makes with the 3D printers? Read more about it in the article 'Bicycle parts from the 3D printer'
Also the large 3D printer at Van Raam, the HP Multi Jet 3D printer is used for printing the parts.
Here you can see the parts as they are printed with the HP printer.
Here you can see the three FDM 3D printers of the brand DDDROP.
The printed parts with the 3D printer. Here you can see the design of the brackets. In total there are 3 parts here so that 3 splash caps can be made.
Innovation at Van Raam
Van Raam believes that innovation is very important. This means continuously looking at how our bicycles, production process and assembly can be improved or even renewed. Watch our company movie or go to the innovation page on our website and find out everything about the latest techniques at Van Raam.
Fun2Go duo bike with protection screen in times of corona
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