We've produced face shields using our 3D printers

Teams from the University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science; School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics; School of Creative Arts; and School of Life and Medical Sciences have joined forces to produce face shields using 3D printers in response to demand from NHS and social care services. These have now been donated to the Hertfordshire County Council team coordinating the county-wide COVID-19 response effort.

The cross-departmental team sourced sixteen 3D printers from across the University and collaborated on the design and production. The shields will be used by frontline staff to provide additional protection when treating COVID-19 patients. They cover a person’s face, shielding them from splashes, coughs or sneezes from patients.