AGI Intern Steps Up to 3D Faceshield Printing Plea

AGI’s Mechanical Design Intern, Ben Butler has recorded a vlog charting his 3D printing progress supporting the current COVID-19 PPE shortage.

AGI responded to a plea from the 3D Crowd Big Print Project for volunteers to get involved in 3D printing headband components that form faceshields. This is in response to the national shortage of PPE supplies for healthcare workers in hospitals, GP surgeries, care homes and pharmacies.

Ben can usually be found printing parts to support various projects so he jumped at a chance to play a major role in this process – to date he has produced over 150 headbands (60 a week) with a view to either sending these to the national hub for assembly or deliver himself to fulfil local requirements. The next video will show his progress on the project.

David Hyde, AGI Managing Director said: “front-line healthcare staff are playing such a vital role in treating patients and AGI is pleased to be able to provide support in producing faceshields for our local community. Ben Butler, a member of our Engineering Team has driven this 3D printing solution forward to a finalised product which will help our health services. 

This project has brought together a number of parts of the business, going from concept to finished product within a week. This joined up and co-ordinated view demonstrates the capabilities of AGI and this has been undertaken while production continues with our company supporting the UK Armed Forces and allies across the world”.