After a call from the AP-HM launched this weekend on social networks, AMU mobilized to organize with its partners of the site (CNRS, INSERM, the University Gustave Eiffel, Centrale Marseille, CEA ...) the manufacture, via 3D printers spread over many sites, simple and effective protective visors to fight against the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 among health care workers.
On the evening of the call, a census was conducted that led to the location of some sixty 3D printers in some forty laboratories and training departments. Industrial partners such as Pain de Sucre, which supplied us with the rubber bands, the Belle de Mai incubator, Multiwave Imaging, Enedis, Soream, Shark, Biotech Dental Group, etc. joined us, sometimes preceded us and always supported us.
Today, about 200 visors can be manufactured every day on the Aix-Marseille sites where the 3D printers are grouped together to optimize production and ensure the delivery of protection to hospitals. We have also joined the "visors for solidarity" community, which coordinates the efforts of the "makers" on this subject in the Marseilles region.