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What happened to his much-vaunted ventilator commissioned by his buddies? Did that ever happen?
Like most of the new entrants in the ventilator competition, it didn't make it. Unsurprisingly most of the contracts went to tried and trusted designs. I am sure the government's heavy promotion of Dyson and JCB (and Ineos) during the current crisis was entirely due to their relevant skills and experience and had nothing to do with their leading role in Vote Leave....
 

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No scrapped.
Took to long by the time it was ready we already had more ventilators. Also more cpap devices and social distancing reduced need for ventilators.
Which translates as it was all just media hysteria and they weren't needed in the first place. :rolleyes:
 

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Like most of the new entrants in the ventilator competition, it didn't make it. Unsurprisingly most of the contracts went to tried and trusted designs. I am sure the government's heavy promotion of Dyson and JCB (and Ineos) during the current crisis was entirely due to their relevant skills and experience and had nothing to do with their leading role in Vote Leave....
As if, next thing is that you'll be telling us that the Government is looking after the housebuilders .......:rolleyes:

Coronavirus – Impact on Construction – Build UK
 

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Which translates as it was all just media hysteria and they weren't needed in the first place. :rolleyes:
Sort of. We needed additional capacity quickly to keep people alive. Prior experience was that CPAP is inferior and unlikely to be as helpful as it turned out to be. We got additional ventilators and capacity quickly. We also understood that CPAP was quite effective and got more of those.

What we didn’t need was someone to design a new ventilator from scratch because they think they can do it better. It’s entirely possible his design was better but we needed them delivered and available for use at a time when Dyson’s was still being prototyped and would then still have needed trials to show it actually even works.
 

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What we didn’t need was someone to design a new ventilator from scratch because they think they can do it better. It’s entirely possible his design was better but we needed them delivered and available for use at a time when Dyson’s was still being prototyped and would then still have needed trials to show it actually even works.
I understand they were granted free use of an existing design. No sense in starting from scratch.

The issue (as was pointed out on here at the time) was certification. Which would take a while, even if they could manufacture them on time.

So a science project in reality and hopefully a lesson learnt.
 

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Coronavirus: Dyson develops ventilators for NHS Coronavirus: Dyson develops ventilators for NHS
Some of the analysis in here was quite accurate.

“Some industry insiders have suggested that Dyson's approach to create a new model will take too long.”

"Recreating established prototypes is likely to be a faster way to deal with the immediate demand," Dr Marion Hersh, senior lecturer in biomedical engineering at the University of Glasgow, told the BBC.

Prof Nick Oliver, from the University of Edinburgh's Business School, commented that time could be wasted if inexperienced companies tried to design and produce their own ventilators.
"Great products come from painstaking testing, refinement and a deep understanding of the context of use," he added.
"Rather than tasking non-medical companies to develop and produce ventilators from scratch, policymakers would do better to focus on how to extend the capacity of existing device manufacturers, who already have this detailed knowledge.
"Celebrating inventiveness and resourcefulness is all well and good, but this is not the top priority at the moment."
 

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Getting back to the thread title:
I read that Dyson bought a battery development company, investigating solid state cells. That purchase didn't yield the goods. Had Dyson been the owner of the first commercial-scale solid state battery company, I think income from it would have funded the Dyson SUV production, or at least made him a lot richer.
 

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Getting back to the thread title:
I read that Dyson bought a battery development company, investigating solid state cells. That purchase didn't yield the goods. Had Dyson been the owner of the first commercial-scale solid state battery company, I think income from it would have funded the Dyson SUV production, or at least made him a lot richer.
The latter. He's not so selfish as to have kept it to himself and his luxury vehicles, he would have licensed it out and benefited that way.
 

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How time flies, it was almost 5 years ago he invested in solid state battery startup... Sakti3... and then wrote off £46m 3 years later...

This implies intention to manuf solid state batteries Singapore again...

FT...Why Dyson pulled the plug on its ‘fantastic’ electric car

this link seems to work

one below is behind paywall...
 

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If it’s a legacy manuf then that is probably a true statement at present.
Yeah, even VW admit they won't make money on the ID3 until they get volume up. In reality they need all OEMs to order more EV parts. When volume is high enough costs of parts gets lower, today there just isn't enough demand for EV parts compared to ICE. For example, cost of DC to 12V module is still crazy high compared to an alternator used in millions of ICE.
 
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