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University of Hull Begins Faceguard Production

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In a bid to help the health service tackle the coronavirus outbreak, engineers and technicians at the University of Hull Faculty of Science and Engineering and AIC have begun using 3D printers to produce faceguards.

The pilot project is set to produce 400 faceguards for frontline workers in the region. The design will subsequently be shared with a consortium of organisations who will in turn also produce the guards.

A spokesman for the Department of Engineering stated "Across the University, we are using our research, expertise and resources in a diverse range of ways to help with the nation's effort to fight the Covid-19 pandemic."

"The production of these faceguards is just one of the ways we can help boost supplies of essential equipment. Initially, we will respond to the requests from the NHS and a Grimsby hospice and hope to be able to print between 100-200 a day. Once we have fulfilled these requests we hope that we will be able to support other healthcare organisations in our region."