Farlingaye Helping with PPE

Members of the technology faculty at Farlingaye High School have been using 3D printer technology and other on-site systems to produce plastic ‘screen’ face masks for the NHS.

Head of Technology Hugh White and Endeavour Group Coordinator Barry Hawtin have led the production of more than 100 of these high-quality masks, which will provide vital protection for NHS staff at the frontline of the battle against the Coronavirus.

The technology team have been working to a template produced by BT’s Shane Allum, an applied research specialist at Adastral Park, Martlesham. Drawing on its own production capacity and contributions from several local schools, BT is now supplying 3,000 face masks for the NHS every week. Both the laser cut/assembled visors and the 3D printed versions were delivered to BT who are coordinating the dispatch to the NHS. They are disinfecting all the visors and assembling the 3D printed versions.

Hugh Whit said: “This fantastic community project is one that we are proud to support, and will do whatever we can to keep the production of this equipment flowing.”

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