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raised of £1,500 target by 46 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,660 to help with 3D printing needs to support our NHS colleagues treating patients with COVID-19

    London, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 19th August 2020

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    Hi! I'm Vanessa Diaz, a Professor of Healthcare Engineering at UCL and I am part of a group of individual Academics helping in any way we can with 3D printing needs to support our clinical colleagues in the UK treating patients for coronavirus.

    Our primary objective is to help directly our clinical colleagues by printing visors (face shields) but some of us are Engineers and are involved in work requiring more skill and knowledge, for example, by re-designing connectors for Snorkel defective masks to connect with air supply for breathing aids for example. Any work that we undertake is in close collaboration with our Academic colleagues and anything beyond PPE goes through testing and assesment with each NHS trust.

    Essentially, we want everyone to be safe and sound!

    We are funding all this privately and many of us got involved in this due to our friendship and sense of duty towards our NHS colleagues and collaborators.

    Your support will help us buy PLA material (for which we already have an outstanding invoice of £617.90), elastic bands, acetates, softpads.

    Please help us continue our work and to support the amazing NHS staff at the coalface of this pandemic. Please help us so we can engineer solutions to faulty equipment, meaning we can save a patient's life.

    After we've bought all the material and paid all our bills, all the money left will be donated to NHS trusts across the country.

    The picture shows an example of our work. Thank you ever so much for your support. We'll keep 3D printing for as long as the NHS needs us to!



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      • Anonymous


        May 6, 2020

        Amazing work. Thank you!

      • Simon & Libby

        Simon & Libby

        May 4, 2020

      • Cathy Abbott

        Cathy Abbott

        Apr 28, 2020

        Brilliant initiative, thank you all.


      • L.SHARP


        Apr 28, 2020

        WELL DONE


      • Malcolm Haim

        Malcolm Haim

        Apr 28, 2020


      • Simon and Libby

        Simon and Libby

        Apr 27, 2020

      • Anonymous


        Apr 26, 2020


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      Academics fighting COVID - 3D printing for the NHS

      London, UK

      Hi! I'm a Professor of Healthcare Engineering at UCL and I got involved in 3D printing of PPE equipment for NHS colleagues during the COVID crisis. I got in touch with other Academics doing the same...and the rest is history. Your support is most gratefully received!

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