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University of Gloucestershire support local effort to produce NHS PPE

University of Gloucestershire Product Design staff are responding to the PPE crisis in local NHS hospitals and healthcare facilities by 3D printing the elements needed to make protective visors. ​

The team have been printing headbands needed to make the protective visors medical staff are using to safeguard themselves during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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 of completed elements to Balcarras School on his bike, where Design and Technology staff are assembling the visors.

Tom Hill said:
“We made 12 on Monday and 13 yesterday, we plan to keep increasing the number everyday making as many as we can. We will carry on making them until the NHS say they no longer require them.”

The University of Gloucestershire would like to thank all NHS staff and key workers around the county and the UK who are doing amazing work in the face of an impossible challenge. ​