Ignite Digi and Lightning Protection International (LPI), with the support of various businesses, are proud to have produced and donated 10,000 face shields to Tasmanian Hospitals.
5000 units to the Royal Hobart Hospital and 5000 units to the North West Regional and Mersey Hospitals.
This has been a combined effort, starting with inspiration from some of Ignite Digi's customers in the USA who started 3D printing shields at home.
Using a Swedish open source design, the first visors were 3D printed thanks to Rian Taylor, then taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital for feedback.
The visor design was modified to be wider, providing more room underneath for googles or masks.
Work then began on the mould design with LPI, Core Innovations and Ignite Digi. Once the mould was machined and tested, production began at LPI's facility in Huntingfield.
Production ran for many days, outputting 100 visors per hour.
Ignite Digi sourced the face shield films and began the task of processing them for use with the design. Hole punching and cutting them to shape with help from Eden at Label Home Tasmania.
They were then bagged into packs of 10 for easy distribution.
Road Runners donated the freight for the 5000 face shields to the North West.
Thank you to Katherine Booth at the Department of State Growth who provided liaison and support.
Additional shields have been made for purchase here.
Video produced in house by the Ignite Digi team.
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