Episode 57: How local makers are helping provide PPE for our healthcare workers

Tom Tobia, Joe Palmer and Mark Wrigley share the process of 3D printing visors in the coronavirus crisis.

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    This episode of the Sheffield Digital Podcast features an interview with three Sheffield-based folk who are 3D printing visors that can be used by healthcare professionals in the coronavirus crisis.

    Tom Tobia is the founder of Makerversity, which provides work space, cutting-edge prototyping facilities, business support and more to 300+ members in Somerset House, Central London. Joe Palmer is Senior Design and Development Engineer and Lecturer in Manufacturing Technology at AMRC, a regional partner of Sheffield Digital. And Mark Wrigley is a physicist, inventor, entrepreneur and all-round 3D printing expert.

    We asked all three of our guests about how they are approaching the process of 3D printing visors. From finding materials to getting the finished product into the right hands, it was fascinating to hear about the different challenges faced and the brilliant work they are doing.

    Enjoy the episode and do make sure you check out the links in the show notes below. You can learn more about the process of 3D printing masks and show your support by donating to help keep production going.

    Note: this episode was recorded on Friday 17 April 2020, so please do check to see if the information discussed is still up to date when you listen.

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    Thanks to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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