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Aylesbury business helping to make protective shields

The shop is using their 3D printers to help key workers.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 5:45am 2nd April 2020. (Updated at 8:51am 2nd April 2020) 2-minute read.

Aylesbury business helping to make protective shields

An Aylesbury business is using their printers to make protective equipment.

2D Print World, Aylesbury, have put their 3D printers to good use, printing plastic headbands. 

These headbands are then used to make protective face shields for key workers. 

Sarah from the shop says they have had a huge response to the move:

"The demand for these has been overwhelming, I am just humbled by the amount of people who want them.

"We've had requests by doctors surgeries, care-homes, delivery drivers, shops... The orders just keep on coming in."

Abbots Office in Thame have also been working with the shop to get the heavy duty binding covers that are used as the shield.

From 25 orders on day one, yesterday saw 750 placed. 

To keep up, Sarah explained they will need help:

"If anybody has a 3D printer they aren't using please get in touch so we can send you the file so you can get printing for this great cause.

"Many local schools who have brought printers off us recently have lent them back so we can put them to use working full time."

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