The UK-based company Opus Technical Ltd. announced that it is now helping the fight against Covid-19 by manufacturing full face shields for the National Health Service (NHS). According to Opus, using its state-of-the art 3D printing facilities the company has been able, during this challenging period, to convert some of its manufacture over to helping the NHS in its fight against Covid-19.
Opus normally uses 3D printing for specific parts of its range of polyurethane foam machines and decided that this production equipment could be converted to help the effort. The full face shield, with a 3D printed head support and acetate screen is used by health care workers to protect the eyes, nose and mouth from splashes, sprays and spatter. Opus said it has trialled the prototype with its local NHS Hospital and with some slight modifications has finished a final design. The company is now going into full production and will be supplying the full face shield free of charge to the NHS.
Opus Technical Ltd is a specialist in equipment and technology for the polyurethane foam industry. The company says it has over 40 years of experience in the design, manufacture and installation of over 500 flexible and rigid foam machines which have been supplied worldwide to the world’s largest foam companies. The Opus equipment range includes conventional, Maxfoam, Vertifoam, Ultima and variable pressure foaming (VPF) as well as rigid foam laminators and slabstock machines, flat topping systems, bulk tank farm equipment and liquid carbon dioxide systems and environmental control systems.