MAIL ONLINE: University repurposes specialised equipment and 3D printers to make extra PPE

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Release date: 7/4/2020

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Specialised equipment and 3D printers are being repurposed at the University of Manchester, to help make more safety equipment for NHS workers.

A team able to operate the 3D printers have volunteered to work on site to help with the surge in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Headbands for protective facemasks are being designed and printed as part of a joint effort with Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford.

They are hoping to produce about 500 additional mask headbands per week, using almost 50 3D printers across the university.

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TitleUniversity repurposes specialised equipment and 3D printers to make extra PPE
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date7/04/20
DescriptionSpecialised equipment and 3D printers are being repurposed at the University of Manchester, to help make more safety equipment for NHS workers.

A team able to operate the 3D printers have volunteered to work on site to help with the surge in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Headbands for protective facemasks are being designed and printed as part of a joint effort with Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford.

They are hoping to produce about 500 additional mask headbands per week, using almost 50 3D printers across the university.
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PersonsBrian Derby