The Aachen Shield: Up to 1,500 Face Shields per Day Can Now be Produced at RWTH

Throughout Germany, people are currently working to produce urgently needed equipment in the fight against the corona pandemic. Under the tagline fightcorona.ac, one such initiative was also launched in Aachen.

One of its aims is the production of a makeshift visor for medical personnel with high patient contact. Up to 1,500 face shields can now be produced at RWTH Aachen University per day. “This is rapid prototyping in perfection: Using 3D printing and similar processes, a prototype can be produced from a virtual 3D model, tested, and the design directly modified within a few hours,” explains RWTH professor Jan Borchers, initiator of the fightcorona.ac initiative.

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