Punjab’s GNA University develops face shields to fight COVID-19

Leveraging 3D Printing technology to make face shields for the doctors, medical professionals and all other staff.

Punjab’s GNA University develops face shields to fight COVID-19
Punjab’s GNA University develops face shields to fight COVID-19

When the entire world is at war with the coronavirus COVID 19, Faculty of Engineering Design & Automation – Design Department is there to assist the medical community in the fight against COVID-19. GNA University, a private university in Phagwara, Punjab, took an initiative to develop and test 3D-printable face shields in association with the Stratasys and DesignTech Systems.

The university has developed a reusable face shield in the Stratasys 3D printer consisting of a 3D print frame, a face shield cut, a piece of form and an off-the-shelf elastic band. This shield can be removed and replaced within seconds.

C.R. Tripathy, Dean Faculty of Engineering Design & Automation said, “We have developed face shield in our 3D Printer Lab and our team is working on an injection mould that will mass-produce these face shields and keep up with the soaring demand.”

Gurdeep Singh Sihra, CEO, GNA Gears & Pro-Chancellor, GNA University said, “This face shield can be successfully used by doctors, healthcare workers and medical professionals while treating COVID- 19 positive patients. This can be also used by the security persons, housekeeping staff, drivers of the ambulance and office staffs who are in direct communion with the people to save them against the COVID-19.”