British computer engineer Nick Pearson has turned his semi-detached home in Yorkshire into a factory with 22 3-D printers making 3,000 protective visors a week to support the country’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
Nick, 25, together with his girlfriend Lauren Rooney, 26, are now churning out face shields for to the National Health Service (NHS), the publicly-funded healthcare system of the United Kingdom.
The British couple reached out to NHS procurement last week and spoke to them about what they could do to help the service as they deal with an influx of coronavirus cases.
Since then, their 3D printers have been working non-stop to produce sterile and eco-friendly visors, which can provide vital protection to doctors, surgeons, pharmacists, and GPs.
Nick and Lauren announced they are offering the masks free of charge to hospitals, pharmacies and GP practices.