These techies are 3D printing ventilator splitters for Covid-19 patients

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A Bengaluru-based deep-tech start-up, Ethereal Machines, is addressing the problem to some extent by enabling the existing ventilators to cater to the different requirements of multiple patients, depending upon their criticality. The Blume Ventures-backed firm, which specialises in technologies associated with computerised numerical control (CNC) machining and 3D printing, has come up with an innovation to augment the capacities of existing ventilators, in dire circumstances. Simple 3D printed splitters that divide the supply of oxygen into two halves have been tried out successfully in Europe.

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At first glance, Ethereal Machines seems to be just another start-up: it was founded in a garage in India’s start-up capital Bengaluru by two engineers fresh out of college. Dig deeper and the story reveals different hues. Unlike most Indian start-ups, which take the services route, Ethereal Machines, co-founded by Kaushik Mudda and Navin Jain, is in the manufacturing space. And, in less than four years, the two have made a mark internationally for their innovative thinking.

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