Singapore creates reusable face shields for front liners amid global shortage of protective gear

The FaceProtect+ face shield is adjustable and reusable. PHOTO: NG ENG HEN/FACEBOOK

Mr Shawn Chew, senior engineer from the National Security Programme Centre in DSTA, said: “With the heightened demand for PPE, our engineers started to design and prototype a cost-effective, lightweight and reusable face shield that offers an extra layer of protection for our front-line workers.”

The team developed the first 3D printed prototype of the face shield in one week and produced the first batch in another four. This included “soliciting users’ input, modifying the design and working with the manufacturer to finalise the tooling set up and material selection”, explained Mr Chew.

 

Source: The Straits Times

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