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University of Gloucestershire staff create over 500 protective visors for front line workers using 3D printer

Staff from the University of Gloucestershire have finished printing and packaging over 500 protective shields for health care workers in Gloucestershire. ​​

​The University has teamed up with local efforts over the past seven weeks, led by Balcarras School, which has seen approximately 3,500 protective shields produced. They have been sent to both Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals as well as local care homes and other key workers. 

Requests for the face shields have now stopped but staff say it has been an important experience and brought staff across the university together. 

Tom Hill, Technician in Engineering and Product Design, has been supervising the 3D printing from specialist facilities at Park Campus, and delivering a daily batch to Balcarras School on his bike, where Design and Technology staff have been assembling the visors.