By day he is keeping our customers lifts in excellent condition but in his spare time he is helping in the fight against Coronavirus. Our technician Phil Hewer has set up his own 3D printing production line to manufacture face masks for frontline NHS and social care staff.
The face shield comprises of two parts, the headband which is the 3D printed part and is reusable by an individual and an A4 plastic sheet acting as a visor which covers the eyes, nose and mouth which reduces the risk of expelled droplets infecting users with the virus.
He originally put a post on a local Facebook group asking if there was any need for them locally and the response he received was surprising with requests coming from NHS staff at hospitals and doctors surgeries, local care homes, vets and even a local animal rescue. So far since he started a week ago, he has produced over 300 face shields and supplied over 600 visors, over 50% of those have gone to front line NHS workers.
He quickly realised that a single printer was going to be insufficient for the required amount of face shields needed, with each printed part taking approx. 35 minutes to print, so he brought another one so he could get the face shields out to those who needed them as quickly as possible. Concept Elevators are now helping with the supply of raw materials and is speaking to its own clients in the health and care industries to see if we can help.
If you know of any NHS or care organisation that Concept Elevators can help then please contact us direct.