Lyman-Morse Lends a Hand Building Intubation Aerosol Boxes

THOMASTON – Lyman-Morse and its specialized business divisions are helping local healthcare workers on the front line against COVID-19 by building personal protective equipment (PPE).

Lyman-Morse Technologies is building and donating Intubation Aerosol Boxes, which will protect nurses while intubating Covid-19 patients. Lyman-Morse Fabrication is building a metal structure for a similar purpose. Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding is using its Raise 3D printer to fabricate frames for face shields. All of the equipment is being delivered to Lincoln Health Miles Hospital in Damariscotta.

“Lyman-Morse has built a worldwide reputation for its rapid prototyping skills and cutting-edge technology, and it is wonderful to be able to put those skills and tools to work for our local healthcare workers,” said Drew Lyman, president of Lyman-Morse, in a news release.

The Intubation Box, an open source design originally devised by Dr. Hsien Yung Lai, in Taiwan, works by sitting over the head and shoulders of a patient as they are intubated by a provider. After Lyman-Morse Special Projects Director Joshua Moore was alerted to the design, CNC Division Manager Rob McKay used Lyman-Morse’s Haas GR712 CNC router to produce the plexiglass box.

The box acts as a protective shield between the patient and medical staff, thereby reducing the medical staff’s exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19). After each intubation, the box can be cleaned with a bleach, alcohol solution, or the Sani-Cloth wipes that most hospitals have on hand.