Project imPURE – Injection Moulding Repurposing for Medical Supplies enabled by Additive Manufacturing (2020)
PROJECT TITLE: Injection Moulding Repurposing for Medical Supplies enabled by Additive Manufacturing
START DATE: 01/12/2020
END DATE: 31/05/2022
TOPIC: Repurposing of manufacturing for vital medical supplies and equipment
CALL IDENTIFIER: H2020-SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2-NMBP
imPURE is an Horizon 2020 funded project which aims to create medical supplies through injection moluding systems. The aim is to transform the injection moulding production lines with modular moulds including interchangeable inserts, enabled by fast Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology.
Medical components will be manufactured, in particular masks, spike for vaccines and oximeters. All critical medical supplies will be produced in less
than 48hr, to be rapidly delivered to patients, vulnerable groups, and health care staff, due to the flexible adaptation of the modular moulds on the industrial production lines.
The project imPURE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101016262.