The COVID-19 pandemic continues to give people newfound respect for the global automotive industry. Almost every global carmaker has gotten in on helping the world combat this deadly virus—even supercar manufacturers.
Lamborghini, for example, is now using its research and development department’s 3D printing laboratory to help a company design, produce, and evaluate breathing simulators used for testing ventilator performance.
The company being lent a helping hand is Siare Engineering International Group—Italy’s top ventilator manufacturer. Lamborghini says its HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer is now making 18 breathing simulators per week, in addition to polycarbonate medical visors.
“The capacity to collaborate shown by these two Emilia-based manufacturers of technologically advanced products—both leading companies in their respective, though completely different, sectors—is further proof of the sense of responsibility and cohesion displayed by Italy’s companies, as they join forces in the battle against the pandemic,” the carmaker said in a statement.
Lamborghini isn’t the only big-name supercar producer from Italy using tech to fight COVID-19. About a week ago, Ferrari announced safety and security protocols meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus once the brand resumes operations. This includes a mobile app that provides its employees with medical support.
Italy has been hit by COVID-19 pretty hard, so it’s great to see these carmakers doing their part to halt its spread further.