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Australian 3D printers join global program to supply face shields & ventilator masks

Melbourne sign & display business Seen Technology and Sydney-based large format company Composite Images have joined a global network of Massivit 3D customers and distributors to print Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in the fight against the coronavirus.

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 Seen Technology's Protective Face Mask (above) and Ventilator Mask (below)

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Many of Massivit 3D’s customers have reacted rapidly to the company’s initiative and have already started producing face shields for their local health workers in Italy, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, the USA, Canada, Belgium, Thailand, and Australia, the company said.

“This is a call out to any Australian Hospitals in need of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) equipment and ventilator masks during the Covid Crisis,” Port Melbourne company Seen Technology (formerly Omus) posted on Facebook. 

“Seen Technology has developed these 3D printed designs based on the models developed overseas. We’re here and ready to help as needed! Get in touch with us @ www.seentechnology.com.au

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  Making face shields at Composite Images in Sydney

 Composite Images at Artarmon on Sydney’s lower North Shore said: “We are extremely excited to announce that in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Composite Images with Massivit 3D have developed a face shield utilising our 3D printing capabilities.

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       Photo: Composite Images, Sydney

 

“Composite Images snapped into action after PPE shortages were reported in Australia and NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian asked for businesses who were able to adjust their current manufacturing capabilities to produce PPE products to do so. 

“We have created prototypes in our Sydney premises and the Massivit 3D team in Israel have already begun providing emergency workers with face shields utilising the same technology as Composite Images to produce them."

Composite Images is able to produce 150-200 face shields per day in its Sydney facilities.

"All possible precautions have been taken to adhere to social distancing and limited person-to-person contact at our work premises," it says.

“We are ready to take orders for our face shields so please share this with anyone who may benefit from our face shields, we are so glad to be able to provide help during this challenging time.”

For any questions or enquiries, contact sales@compositeimages.com.au

A statement from Massivit 3D said: “By dedicating resources and mobilizing a network of over 100 customers and distributors worldwide, high quality, ergonomic PPE Face Shields have been conceived and produced to address the urgent demand by medical teams caring for the victims of the pandemic.

“In addition to devoting its manufacturing resources to producing and donating thousands of face shields to medical teams at local hospitals with a less than one-day turnaround, the company has also made available the optimized 3D print files of the newly developed face shields.”

Customers who participate in the initiative have also been guaranteed a donation of printing gel by Massivit 3D.

The 3D print files - based on an original design by Art Nzo’s Twan Kerckhofs - as well as the screen cutting file and instructions are available for download from the Massivit 3D website at: https://massivit3d.com/markets/massivit-3d-personal-protective-equipment/ - and can be 3D printed locally on any Massivit 3D printer.

“We became aware of the dire shortage of personal protective equipment worldwide and the urgent need to help medical teams protect themselves,” said Massivit CEO, Erez Zimerman. “Our team is proud to be able to offer significant help during this difficult period. All our efforts are now dedicated to this cause. We are mobilizing all our resources towards the new PPE Face Shields so that our network of customers can help battle the COVID-19 pandemic as a united global force.”

Massivit 3D released a PPE Face Shield initiative video:

Seen Technology, 28 Rogers St, Port Melbourne, VIC, 3207, provides place-based visual communication and display solutions, including: Hypervsn 3D holographic display technology; Large format 3D print; Portable digital signage; LED/LCD signage; Outdoor signage; Interactive displays.

Composite Images, 48 Whiting St, Artarmon, NSW, 2064, started over 30 years ago as a specialist professional photo lab. It now produces large format graphics, large format 3D models, environmental graphics, signs, displays, exhibition and POS products.