3D printing face visors for NHS staff

by Scott Bowden in Bathgate, Scotland, United Kingdom

3D printing face visors for NHS staff
We did it
On 22nd May 2020 we successfully raised £1,840 with 78 supporters in 41 days

As we have seen on the news, there is a huge community of 3D printing enthusiasts in the UK who are trying our best to help out and print fa...

by Scott Bowden in Bathgate, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

A huge thank you to everyone that has supported us so far, we smashed the original target and have decided to try and take it further so we can continue printing.


As we have seen on the news, there is a huge community of 3D printing enthusiasts in the UK who are trying our best to help out and print face visors/masks for our wonderful NHS staff.

Why are we doing this? There is a shortage and the government seems unable to provide the correct protection for our NHS heroes, they deserve better.

We all started out doing this out of our own pocket, but demand is getting bigger each day and our money will only go so far. This is where I need your help.

I am not looking to profit from this and it is only to cover the cost of materials needed and any surplus at the end will be donated to the NHS.

The materials required to be bought are:

PLA for printing the visor frame

Acetate sheets for the face shield

Rubber bands

Bags to package them in.

Thanks for your time and I hope together we can all make a difference and help our NHS heroes continue the wonderful job they are doing.

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