The majority of Airbus sites in Spain have joined
forces to produce 3D printed visor frames, providing healthcare
personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight
More than twenty 3D printers are now working 24/7,
and hundreds of visors have already been produced and
dispatched to hospitals close to the Airbus facilities in Spain.
Airbus leverages a patented design to manufacture the visor
frames, using PLA plastics.
“One of the reasons I love my job is the
capability we have for advanced design and quick manufacture,”
said Alvaro Jara, Head of
Airbus Protospace, in Getafe, Madrid. “Overnight, we have gone
from making aerospace concepts to medical equipment. This
genuinely makes a difference in the fight against the pandemic and
I couldn’t be prouder of our teams working day and night on this
Despite the pause of the majority of production at
Airbus’ sites in Spain following the Royal Decree of 29 March,
Airbus employees are allowed on site to continue with this
Airbus in Germany has also joined the
project. The Airbus Protospace Germany and the Airbus Composite
Technology Centre (CTC) in Stade, together with the 3D-printing
network named “Mobility goes Additive,” are now supporting this
project in Spain, also coordinating the collection and transport
of visors to the Madrid region.
Making a Difference.