Tesla shows off its COVID-19 ventilator made from Model 3 parts

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This makes it a ideal source for making medical ventilators.

Tesla is one of the many companies using their engineering know-how to turn to producing ventilators to be used on the front line, and in a video posted yesterday engineers at the company showed off their progress. Ford is partnering with GE Healthcare to build ventilators at a MI factory, and is working with 3M to produce respirators using some repurposed vehicle parts, including fans from F-150 seats.

The governor noted that there are parts of ventilators that have to come from other countries.

"We have been working on developing our own ventilator designs specifically one that's heavily based on Tesla auto parts we want to use parts that we know really well we know the reliability of and we can go really fast when they're available in volume", said Joseph Mardall, Tesla's engineering director.

"We wanna use parts that we know really well, we know the reliability of, and they're available in volume", an engineer explained in the video.

Queen Elizabeth Addresses United Kingdom on the Coronavirus
During such an ordeal, Queen Elizabeth II addressed the nation in a pre-shot video from Windsor Castle , via BBC . The queen personally thanks frontline healthcare staff and other key workers for their efforts during the crisis.

It takes in air via a medical-grade supply into a mixing chamber. The air then passes through a wall body, a bunch of sensors, and a filter to reach the lungs of the patient.

Tesla designed the manifold, so the whole setup of wires is easy to put together.

The prototype Tesla displayed Monday appears to be the kind of ventilator medical professionals have begged for since the start of the virus's outbreak. The firm last week began shipping FDA-approved ventilators to hospitals worldwide.

Tesla has responded to calls from the United States government to help supply the several tens of thousands of ventilators expected to be needed to manage to COVID-19 crisis in U.S., but has faced some criticism from critics who have accused them of simply purchasing ventilators from overseas and supplying bringing these to USA.

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