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 professional 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 (https://sheffield.digital/about/regional-partners/regional-partner-advanced-manufacturing-research-centre/). 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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Notes and links
Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference.
Tom Tobia | LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-tobia-26568a33/)
Makerversity - the home for startup maker businesses (https://makerversity.org/)
AMRC - The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing (https://www.amrc.co.uk/)
Joseph Palmer | LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joepalmer5/)
Mark Wrigley (https://mr-maker.space/)
Prusa Face Shield : PrusaPrinters (https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/25857-prusa-face-shield)
Shield - Bringing independent PPE campaigns together (https://www.shieldproject.org/)
Crowdfunding to help SHIELD on JustGiving (https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/shield-project)
Meet our members | Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/membership/meet-our-members/)
Become a member of Sheffield Digital (http://sheffield.digital/membership)
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Thank you for the music
Thanks to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu (https://yaxu.org/) – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.