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Dulwich College uses 3D printers to make masks and safety kit for NHS staff

A 400-year-old school has used its 3D printer to offer face masks and safety kit for NHS staff.

Dulwich College’s design and technology team have used their 3D printers to produce more than 50 full-face visors every day for health workers across South London.

Production should increase further thanks to another five 3D printers from the nearby JAGS – James Allen’s Girls’ School.

The school has also distributed more than 650 pre-existing forms of eye-protection from the science and DT departments, supplying 12 local surgeries, two hospitals and a care home.

Master Dr Joe Spence has led the distribution of the personal protective equipment to centres lie the Maudsley, and, through medical officer Dr Rosemary Leonard’s work, to local GP surgeries.

The college is also sharing its design with other schools and companies which have 3D printers.

The school will also fundraise to replace all the existing stock and cover the manufacturing costs of making the visor.

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