About 1.5 thousand owners of 3D printers began to print masks for British hospitals. About this writes the BBC.
The initiative to print face shields – analogs of surgical masks – on a 3D printer was made by the British group 3DCrowd, doctor of palliative medicine James Coxon. Now almost 1.5 thousand 3D printer owners in the UK have joined him, while 3DCrowd continues to look for volunteers – both for printing and for distributing guards throughout the country.
“We basically ask all people across the country with 3D printers to join our project to create masks for hospitals and healthcare professionals. “We also need volunteers to help distribute the masks and collect donations from companies and the public to pay for materials and distribution costs”.
James Coxon, 3DCrowd.
3DCrowd has now received an order to create 110,000 faceplates for hospital workers across the UK.
At the same time, face shields have not yet been approved by the UK government to combat coronavirus infection. Representatives of 3DCrowd note that they were approved in other EU countries, so they decided to print them.