After the Government ordered up to 10,000 CPAP devices, they were manufactured at the Mercedes-AMG HPP technology centre in Brixworth.
Forty machines normally used to produce F1 pistons and turbochargers were used for producing the CPAP devices and the entire Brixworth facilities was repurposed to meet the demand.
Andy Cowell, Managing Director of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains, said: "It is exceptionally pleasing to see that the flow devices swiftly engineered and produced in volume here at Brixworth are helping patients around the UK. The supply of devices to the local Northampton hospital engendered a great sense of pride for the whole team."
All the details required to make the device have been made available for manufacturers to download at no cost. The licensing package not only includes the designs, but also specifies materials, tools and kit used in the rapid prototyping process.
Since it was made available, there have been over 3,100 requests for the designs. Over 1,800 teams have been approved and had the designs shared, across 105 countries.