Following its switch from manufacturing turntables to hand sanitiser, VPI has now also started producing face masks and supplying 3D printed parts for ventilators.
To create the face masks, the team took the clear plastic covers from VPI brochures to use as visors and then applied packaging foam as forehead strips. Ingeniously, VPI’s designers have used turntable drive belts as headbands. Over 100 face masks have been delivered to local hospitals.
VPI turntables are renowned for their 3D printed tonearms and the company has now turned to its local 3D printing partner to create specialist parts for hospital ventilators. However, to create additional products to help medical teams, VPI needed clear plastic. Sadly, plastic is currently in very short supply and cynically over-priced, so, the company president, Mat Weisfeld, appealed to his suppliers for help in providing plastic. His appeal was hugely successful and the clear plastic he received has allowed VPI to create intubation hoods for its local hospitals.
Mat Weisfeld, commented, ‘I am proud of the efforts of both the VPI team and its partners in manufacturing vital medical equipment. When I delivered the hand sanitiser and face masks to one of our local hospitals, I was truly humbled by the senior medic I met who was totally delighted with what we were able to supply. At VPI, we’ll continue to do our best to help who we can during this difficult time.’
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VPI Industries Inc. is a high-end audio manufacturer founded in 1978. All VPI products are designed and built in the United States in Cliffwood, New Jersey. VPI’s sonic philosophy is to reproduce the dynamics of live music in the home and that the illusion of reality cannot be duplicated without a convincing resolution of low-level detail, along with a natural sense of acoustic space. VPI products are sold in over 65 countries across the globe.