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‘Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of intelligent effort’ — John Ruskin

The UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult  (HVMC)  realised it would need to play a role in addressing a major  impediment in the UK’s response to the COVID-19: the shortage of hospital-grade ventilators.  It launched  the  Ventilator Challenge UK. The  consortium  that  was subsequently created comprised  33  world-leading manufacturers,  including Ford, Airbus, McLaren, Siemens Healthineers, Rolls Royce and GKN Aerospace, along with key Microsoft partners including Accenture, Avanade,  PTC, Content & Cloud  (formally IT Labs)  and  ZenZero. 

Production would need to scale up from 50 a week to 1,500 a week or more - placing a huge stretch on existing supply chains. In addition, employees across the country and work sites would have to be quickly trained. To overcome these difficulties, the consortium chose to extensively use Microsoft HoloLens 2 with Dynamics 365 Remote Assist to deliver immediate expert guidance from the manufacturers. Further support was delivered using PTC Vuforia Expert Capture for step-by-step training. 

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