University of Warwick engineers are 3D printing hundreds of PPE face shields

Dr Simon Leigh from the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering is working with Warwick PhD researcher Elizabeth Bishop to 3D print hundreds of PPE face shields for the NHS using the 3D printing facilities in the University’s Engineering laboratories.

They are mostly using a new face shield design by devised by Elizabeth that can be printed in just 6 minutes using the technique she has devised in her own PhD research. Most other 3D printable shield designs take an hour or more to 3D print. Simon, Elizabeth and other members of their team are also looking at using 3D printer that can make these even faster that was actually developed by a group of 4th year Warwick Engineering students.

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