Facade engineers to 3D print face shields for emergency services

Solar shading contractors, Solinear is using its 3D printers to produce face shields for emergency services in the battle against COVID-19. Based in Sherriff Hutton, York, Solinear is more familiar with the manufacturing of feature facades not face shields. However, due to the critical shortfall in protective face shields, the Solinear team is concentrating their efforts on 3D printing vital pieces of equipment for the emergency services. The idea was proposed by one of Solinear’s welders, Elliot Headley, who subsequently discussed his proposition with Andy Moore, Solinear’s design manager. Headley suggested that in the current situation, Solinear’s 3D printers could be better applied to the production of face shields. He continued: The sooner we can contain COVID-19 the sooner we can take stock, begin to recover, get back to some level of normality. For me, personally, coronavirus meant that I lost out on one of the greatest adventures of my life – travelling the world – but I’m aware that there are people who have lost their jobs, lives and loved ones to this devastating virus.

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