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3-D Printing of ventilator parts

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 7 people are interested

A fully functioning low-cost computer-controlled ventilator is a game changer. if you ever 3-D printer we need your help.

We have produced a very low cost medical ventilator that is needed to combat the effects of Covid-19. The ventilator has various automated features to accommodate the needs of the patient in conjunction with remote interaction with the medical professional supervising the patient. In other words the doctor might be on the other side of the planet. Low cost is necessary as the viruses is indiscriminately attacking anyone and everyone all over the world whether they be rich or poor. A very significant number of hospitals in the third world countries typically only have one or two ventilators and have absolutely no hope of helping those affected survive.

To achieve a low-cost ventilator for the third world countries we need you to volunteer yourself and your 3-D printers until we are able to produce the tooling for injection moulding. Injection moulding tooling takes a significant amount of time to make along with the fact that we will need sufficient funding to take this next step.

Volunteers with 3-D printers are needed to produce the parts for a lobe air pump designed for our Ventilator (ArdenVent). As I am in Auckland for it is an Auckland would be most suitable for a start but due to the large numbers this will become global.

The print envelope would need to be about 200 x 150 x 40 mm for the larger parts and 100 x 100 x 25 mm for the smaller parts.
Print filament will be ABS and PLA.
Those who have print capacity for more exotic materials may be needed in the future.

One style of palm has two halves of the housing and two lobe gears. The pump is very similar in function to gear pump. the other is a derivative of a vane pump. It is driven by a computer-controlled stepper motor in order to deliver the right amount of the air at the right time and at the right pressure.

We anticipate that we will also need various individuals to participate in some light construction and electronic assembly work.

If you think that you have something to offer our group we would be delighted to be from you.

We look forward to your participation.

We seek volunteers for 3-D printers and their master. We will be happy to pay for the materials.


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About ArdenVent


Brigham Creek Rd 174, Hobsonville, Auckland 0618, NZ

Mission Statement

Our mission is to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the world's medical workforce fighting COVID-19


We are a non-profit organization building an infrastructure to develop, manufacture, distribute and operate remote-controlled ventilators and oxygen concentrators that will also gather high-resolution treatment data for scientific research and treatment optimization.
Our equipment will be distributed on a "what you can pay" basis. Our Ventilator is different from other emergency Ventilators in that it will be controllable over the Internet, with the medical professional observing the patient over a phone camera, thus reducing viral load on the medical professionals at the front line, enabling those in stable countries to help and allowing one doctor to have an overview over many patients.

Our Ventilator is now in testing and we are finalizing fine air control. Parts cost for a single unit are 300$ but will drop in mass production and bulk ordering maybe even down to 200$.

Our roadmap consists of 4 Versions which can be deployed over the internet. It is envisaged that the Ventilator will be assembled by qualified volunteers, go through centralized quality control and then distributed to places of greatest needs on an international basis. Once enough funding is raised, a part of the workload will be outsourced to specialized companies.

Computers & Technology
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 12
  • Not much time is required because your 3-D printer will be doing most of the work
  • A 3-D printer envelope would need to be about 200 x 130 x 60 mm For the larger parts and 100 x 100 x 25 mm for the smaller parts. Print filament will be ABS and PLA. Those who have print capacity for more exotic materials may be needed in the futur

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