INJECTION MOULDING REPURPOSING FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES ENABLED BY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
The imPure project was launched in the context of a health crisis linked to COVID-19 with the aim of making up for the shortage in the global medical supply chain by using less traditional means of procurement for Critical Medical Supplies.
The strategic goal of imPURE is to repurpose non-medical plastic processing industrial lines, for the rapid production and broad distribution of Critical Medical Supplies (CMSs) in order to meet the need for vital medical supplies and equipment. ImPURE focuses on the repurposing of existing injection moulding lines through the quick manufacturing of modular moulds with interchangeable inserts.
The project should allow the plastic processing industrial lines repurposing towards production of personal protective equipment and ICU medical consumables.
• 48h production line repurposing
• 80–90% production costs reduction with injection moulding based on AM
• Reduction of production time by 60-70% by manufacturing tools with AM
- Robotics & cobotics