COVID Face Shield: We Need Your Help! #ShieldNHS
We are a small group of UK Designers and Engineers trying to scale the production of a simple design of Face Shield to help prevent transmission of COVID 19.
Is your company involved with the manufacture or supply of: foam, clear plastic film, elastic materials or products?
If you think you can help us, please TICK THE RELEVANT BOXES BELOW and we'll get in touch.
We're focussing on manufacture in the UK but open to collaborations with anyone who can help. We are doing this altruistically, and are not looking to gain any commercial benefit from this activity.
The design of the mask, including dimensions and suggested materials is here:
We have seen parallel efforts to make 3D printed Face Shields. These are great, but we strongly believe that this foam design can be produced more quickly and at a larger scale.
This virus is spreading so rapidly that we need to get this moving NOW so please help us if you can!
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Face Shield, by Delve Design & UW MAKERSPACE
Which of the following could you help us with? (Please tick all that apply)
Supply of sheets/rolls of clear plastic materials (ideally PET or PETG), thickness 0.1-0.4mm
Conversion of sheet plastic materials into approx A4 sheet size
Conversion of sheet plastic materials into the proposed shape (e.g laser, stamp or waterjet)
Conversion of raw foam or foam sheets into small rectangular blocks
Conversion of raw foam or foam sheets into small rectangular blocks, with PSA adhesives
Supply of sheets of open cell polyurethane or other foams (Thickness range of approx 10-35mm, density 2lbs/cu ft or approx 30 kg/m3 or softer))
Supply of elastic webbing material in widths of 10-40mm, supplied in strips or rolls, ideally latex-free but not essential.
Supply of other elasticated materials, rubbers or other materials to make the headband
Partial assembly of these components as the final product (see details in the link above)
Full assembly of these components as the final product (see details in the link above)
Laser cutting service for plastics or foam materials (commercial or community Hackspace)
Die cutting service for plastics or foam materials (commercial)
Other cutting service or capability for foam or plastics (waterjet cutting, CNC routing)
Production of die tools or other tooling for die cutting or stamp cutting foam or plastic
Staples or Staplers
Logistics expertise to help us coordinate suppliers, potentially multi-site sub-assembly
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