IT Engineer Prints PPE For NHS
HBP Systems IT Engineer, Phil Kynaston, has started an exciting side project along with his wife, Lauren, by 3D printing PPE for frontline NHS workers from their home in Scunthorpe.
No Time Off For Anyone.
With the prospect of a 2020 summer holiday dwindling day by day, Lauren and Phil decided to spend their holidays savings on a 3D printer and materials so that they could begin to print PPE equipment which has been so difficult to come by for many NHS staff.
Very Specific Requirements.
So far, they have printed both visors and ear saver clips, which must follow very specific guidelines before being sent to a testing laboratory, and then finally sent on to the NHS.
As a completely self-funded project so far, Phil and Lauren promised to fund as much as they possibly could but have also reached out to their friends and family via Facebook hoping to raise an additional £500. However, in less than 24 hours this target was reached and continues to grow.
The couple plan to continue to print PPE using their existing 3D printer with any materials their fundraising helps to buy, but also hope to buy a second 3D printer to speed up the process overall. Following the completion of their project, they will be donating the 3D printers to a local school and any remaining funds to the ICU Scunthorpe Hospital.