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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 08:06 AM

10. YES

I posted this earlier this morning in a LBN thread - https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2457383

The better strategy is to deploy 3-D printers to make the parts and then get an assembly process going.

There is no way that some car factory can go from assembly of a "car" to assembly of a piece of medical equipment that requires very tight specs.

GE had pretty much moved into medical equipment and would be one who could do it. And small appliance manufacturers might - but we had pretty much stopped making small appliances in the U.S. and import them from South Korea or China.

HOWEVER - one whole class of small appliances still made here (to a degree) are consumer vacuum cleaners. Companies like Lux (originally Electrolux), Oreck, ShopVac, and even Maytag (which includes a whole pile of brands like Hoover) make them. These companies have plants in the U.S. that make vacuum cleaners. They basically make/assemble hoses and connectors, as well as install motors that create a vacuum and/or manage other types of air handling, and I would think their manufacturing/assembly processes might be more easily adapted to make a ventilator.

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