SGA development consultants, part of Collingham-based Gusto Group, is using its 3D printers to make medical visors
A company has responded to calls to produce parts of medical kits for front line workers.
SGA development consultants, part of Collingham-based Gusto Group, is using its 3D printers to make medical visors.
Ricky Maynard architectural assistant, said: “While our 3D printer is used to print out architectural building design models, we decided to get on board and help out.
“Over the first week we shipped out more than 60 visor parts, which were sent to a central hub where the masks were fully assembled and distributed over the country.
“Following that we continued to print and assemble completed masks in order to supply our local communities’ requirements directly.”
The first batch was sent to the Nightingale Hospital at London’s ExCel centre.
Ricky and SGA have since delivered more than 20 masks to Church Farm Care Homes, which has homes in Radcliffe, Cotgrave and West Bridgford.
They now hope to work with Beaumond House Community Hospice, Newark.
“We have provided in excess of 150 masks to various user groups and are still continuing to print with another 40 mask awaiting assembly for local distribution,” said Ricky.
“We are happy that we can use and adapt our in-house technology in times of need.”
Liz Norton, development manager at Church Farm Care, said they masks were gratefully received.
“They asked if we were using them in our care home and, if not, if we wanted to apply for some,” said Liz.
“We quickly took a delivery of 20 on Monday and hopefully they can continue to supply for us.
“It shows a real community spirit and shows that people are thinking of people like us in care homes, as well as the people and staff in hospitals.”
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