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Aylesbury 3D printers hoping to help with easing lockdown

The company has created a tool to stop people having to use their hands to open doors.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 12:01pm 20th May 2020. (Updated at 12:55pm 20th May 2020) 2-minute read.

Aylesbury 3D printers hoping to help with easing lockdown

As lockdown restrictions are eased, an Aylesbury company wants to help people return to normal. 

Graphite Additive Manufacturing, an Aylesbury based printing company, has designed a hand held tool to open doors with. 

Managing Director of GAM Kevin Lambourne explains:

"There are quite a few things that need to be done to get to back to work, but to do it in a safe way. 

"This tool will allow people to have their own personal tool to open up doors and handles without actually handling them themselves."

COVID tool 1

The plan for the tool is available to download for free to the public who have facilities to print it themselves. 

If people don't the item will be available to order on the company's sister site something they're aiming to do at cost. 

COVID tool 3

Kevin explained why:

"We've seen a few of our customers trying to get people back to work safely. And this tool is to help people go around within a company and be safe without having to use a lot of gloves and wiping down handles. 

"We want to help as many individuals and businesses as we can to get back to work."

As well as this tool, the company have been putting the computers that their employees would usually be using to work, to help find a cure for COVID-19. 

Computers are being used to run simulations, with each being like a lottery ticket, among the many there are one could be a jackpot.

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