CHARLOTTE, N.C – Biesse Group America is doing its part to provide aid during the COVID-19 crisis. Motivated by what the company's subsidiary in France had done, and inspired by a Woodworking Network article about a movement to build intubation boxes to help protect essential healthcare workers Biesse said it determined that it could do something quickly: "provide our thousands of CNC customers around the globe with concepts, drawings and resources for desperately needed products, such as grocery store checkout protective barriers, face shields and intubation boxes."

The first product with drawings Biesse has ready for release is the intubation box.  Biesse said some of its customers, including The Closet Dr in California, are already leading the way in testing and preparing their facilities to build boxes.

Designed to contain dangerous virus particles expelled from patient’s airway during intubation, the box can be kept over the patient’s head during transport from the ER to the ICU. It also protects providers when it’s time to take a patient off a ventilator – a cough inducing procedure that spreads more virus particles. “Knowing our Biesse customers have CNC machines ideal for making intubation boxes inspired us to take action and help make them part of the provider protection movement,” said Federico Broccoli, president and CEO of Biesse America and Canada and also the Global Subsidiaries Division director for Biesse Group.

“The Biesse team quickly moved forward to create DXF drawings for fabricating intubation boxes that customers could easily import into the machine’s software. They worked on BPP and bSolid files ready to import into Biesse software (BiesseWorks and bSolid),” Broccoli explained. Biesse is also supporting its customers with ready-to-ship tooling specs, a list of acrylic sheet suppliers, and ways to connect fabricators with healthcare organizations in need of the products.

Watch the program simulation video below.

For copies of the bsolid or biesseworks files along with tooling, supplier and other resources required, please reach out to your local area manager or email [email protected] with your contact information.

The company adds, "We’re all in this together. If you have any products, drawings or ideas that you would like to share or request our application engineers to work on next to help fight this pandemic, please let us know."

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