3-D printed protective masks: the TONY Project


Given the shortage of individual protection equipment,  such as masks, many research projects are currently focused on possible alternative ways to help the medical staff in facing the COVID-19 emergency.

 

Time is short and the situation is not the best. Kiss has decided to sustain one of the most ambitious and promising projects. Conceptualized and coordinated by the professor and orthopedic surgeon Paolo Parchi (paolo.parchi@unipi.it), the project is named in beloved memory of Tony, one of the victimes of COVID-19.


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WHAT IT IS THE “TONY PROJECT” ?

 

The goal is to realize protective masks for healthcare workers with optimal air filtration ability. Masks are ready. The structure will be washable and sterilizable and filters interchangeable. The project is now entering the certification phase and maskc stamps are ready for a large scale production, thank to the collabroation with the company Radar1957, based in Fucecchio (Florence). Regarding the filtering system, a big step forward was made in the last hours defining a collaboration with the swiss company HeiQ, leader in innnovative textile production. HeiQ has recently launched an innovative product, HeiQ viroblock. This textile will be key in our mask certification process and production.

 


WHO IS WORKING ON THE PROJECT?

It can be defined a spontaneous initiative. Born from passion and driven be the emergency, composed by professionals (in Italy and abroad) with different backgrounds: researches, doctors, chemists, engineers, experts in 3D printing, designers.

IMPORTANT

It’s a completely no-profit project, which goal is to help others using the network of 3D printing facilities existing in Italy. We don’t have specific funds and we do thanks those companies that are offering to us their free and unconditional support. The project is open to everybody, privates, institutions, companies or whoever want to help us in helping out.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?  Share this message as much  as you  can,  support us  with a donation or directly contact us if you want to to HELP US!


HERE THE BANK INFOS TO SUPPORT US.

EVEN A FEW DOLLARS/EUROS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.

 

Bank Name: Banca Popolare Friuladria Credi Agricole

IBAN: IT13F0533612147000040409227

Bank account registered at ” Kiss”

Text or reason of the money transfer : “Tony Project”

 

 

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