The team led by the start-up TRIX Connections at the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC CTU) in close cooperation with experts from Czech manufacturing companies are working together to develop the RP95-M protective mask so that it can significantly increase production capacity and supply Czech and foreign market with up to 10 000 pieces of much needed protective equipment a day.
A team of scientists and industry experts are now adapting the design of the mask to a whole new technological process, so it can be manufactured via plastic injection mold. This technology will help increase production output and significantly expand the range of companies that can join in the production. Czech engineering companies involved in the process, are long-term cooperating subjects with CIIRC CTU. At this stage of development, it is necessary to build primarily on deep professional knowledge based on years of cooperation. The aim is to set up a system for mass production so as to be able to equip the mask as soon as possible especially with health workers and other workers exposed to the threat of coronavirus infection.
The whole process of further development in accordance with the license agreement was taken over and further coordinated by the start-up at CTU, TRIX Connections. “It is a jump start for us, we have moved the first model of the protective mask prepared by CIIRC CTU for 3D printing to the actual production in big volumes. Our goal is to devote ourselves to further development of the project, now we are also to adjusting the mask for children, and on translation of the research results into industrial practice,” says Ing. Jaroslav Lískovec for the start-up TRIX Connections.