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COVID-19: This car manufacturer starts production of surgical masks and medical shields

Lamborghini upholstery workers producing surgical masks for S. Orsola Hospital; Source: Lamborghini

Automobili Lamborghini is internationally renowned for its exclusive super sports cars. In the last few days, the buildings of the historic Sant’Agata Bolognese factory premises have been illuminated every evening in the colours of the Italian flag as a sign of unity and support for the entire nation ravaged by the coronavirus.

In the fight against the further spread of the coronavirus, the car manufacturer has now announced its support for the S. Orsola-Malpigh Polyclinic in Bologna and the production of medical devices. The protective masks and facial visors are made by a team of saddlery specialists who are normally responsible for the interior design and personalization of Lamborghini super sports cars.

3D printed component of Lamborghini medical protective shields
Source. Lamborghini

Supported by the Emilia-Romagna Region and in collaboration with the University of Bologna, the team uses 3D printers to produce 200 units (a total of 1,000 masks) per day. The products are tested by the laboratory of the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences before being delivered to the clinic.

Surgical masks produced by Lamborghini for S. Orsola Hospital
Source: Lamborghini

Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, said that the manufacturer wanted to “make a concrete contribution”.
“The S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital is an institution with which we have had a collaborative relationship for years, through both professional consultancy in promoting programs to protect our workers’ health, and in research projects.” He wants to win this battle together and support those who are daily “at the forefront of fighting this pandemic”.

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