PPE donation

Biesse Group has donated personal protective visors – manufactured using a 3D printer and a Rover Plast machining centre – to a hospital in Pesaro, Italy, near to where the company is based.

Designers, who usually use a 3D printer for batch production and to create prototypes for Biesse’s technical solutions, have been perfecting a prototype for the production of personal protective equipment to be donated to the hospital. Specifically, visors are being manufactured to provide protection for the mouth and eyes by shielding the whole face against infection, thereby protecting doctors, nurses and all healthcare workers.

The product is entirely made by the Biesse Group: the frame for the visor is 3D printed at the plant in Via della Meccanica, while the protective transparent visor is manufactured by Axxembla, a unit owned by the group that usually produces the protective coverings for machines. Machining operations have been entrusted to Rover A Plast FT, Biesse’s subsidiary that machines advanced materials.

“We immediately offered to use our 3D printer to help with the health emergency and checked which of the products that hospitals need most,” Roberto Selci, Biesse Group CEO, said. “We decided to manufacture and donate the visors to [the hospital] to offer tangible support for those who are on the front lines of the fight against Covid-19 every day.”