Engineering department ask for donations to aid NHS staff
The wonderful staff of the Oaklands College Engineering department are calling on the local community and businesses to provide equipment and resources to aid the NHS.
WELWYN GARDEN CITY — The wonderful staff of the Oaklands College Engineering department are calling on the local community and businesses to provide equipment and resources to aid the NHS.
Engineering staff are Oaklands College are helping to make the vital PPE face shields needed to assist the NHS during the unprecedented COVID-19 challenge facing the country.
Staff plan to create the face shields using the college state-of-the-art 3D printers, capable of printing the relevant components which will be sent to a central hub to be assembled and distributed.
Despite this, the college are in search of more materials and are looking for any local companies who can help to provide any of the following:
- 3D Filament:
- The material we are having to use is a medical grade plastic known as PETG, 2.8 millimetres in diameter with a 1 kilogram reel size – This specification has been set by the designers of the face shield and conforms to European Medical spec.
- Sheets of clear A4 acetate:
- Ideally 500 microns thick but nothing less than 180.
If you can help Oaklands College please get in touch via email@example.com.
Oaklands College is working closely with the 3D Crowd initiative, which is providing components to be assembled into graded PPE in Sheffield, to be distributed out across the NHS.
Find out more about 3D Crowd here.