Due to the recent COVID19 restrictions imposed by the Italian government on the local industries, we might encounter some problems regarding the realization of our first prototype. We are of course working with additive manufacturing to produce an alternative prototype for testing (same kinematic scheme as the metal one). But, since involvement of larger-scale manufacturing tools is such a big part of the concept, we want to test the sheet metal prototype as soon as possible.
To do this we are working on finding a sheet metal workshop that could laser-cut stainless steel and bend it with a brake press. This is extremely hard to achieve in Italy as manufacturers that are not strictly related to pharmaceutical/food/medical devices factories or the related supply lines are all shut.
Of course, a European vendor would be greatly appreciated as it could be much easier to obtain components in reasonable times, but we will explore all the possibilities.
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