Fabulous College staff are using technology to manufacture much-needed visors and face shields for NHS Scotland in the battle against COVID-19.
Lecturer Fraser Dougan, a member of Glasgow Kelvin College’s Computer Aided Design & Technology staff, has set up his own Face Shield/Visor production line to protect frontline NHS staff. Using 3D print technology, Fraser has been able to produce more than 300 visors to date, the majority of these for Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and is raising funds to afford the materials for more of these crucial pieces of kit. He is rolling this out to supermarket frontline workers who are also at risk.
Concerned at the reported shortage of essential PPE, especially face shields which protect those workers at most risk, Fraser set up his own practical response at home to support the Red Cross appeal for equipment.
He has already exceeded his initial target of £2,000 which has helped him to purchase a further printer and he has vowed that any monies not used will be donated to The Red Cross National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal.
The printers – the College’s Ultimakers – have been running almost non-stop and Fraser is shipping visors out to be tested and delivered to where they are most needed in the NHS.
“I love to see the finished article laid out like this as it really shows how many individual NHS staff members are now given protection that was otherwise missing. Thanks, everyone, for all the support and kind messages of encouragement. Just wait ‘til the new printer is up and running and production really takes off!”
The College is delighted to support Fraser’s work and can’t praise him highly enough for giving his time, enthusiasm and expertise to this incredibly worthwhile initiative.
If you would like to support Fraser’s impressive work, you can make a donation at https://www.gofundme.com/f/producing-face-shields-visors-for-nhs-staff