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Face shields update

Over the last several weeks, Kilncore manufactured more than 350 face shields. Based on feedback from the local hospital, we also made a new variant of the original design: slightly longer on the sides, and using larger 11″ x 17″ transparency films for a much bigger shielding surface.

Since we had bought 11″ x 17″ sheets and cut them in two, as the normal 8.5″ x 11″ sheets were not available, we realized it would be interesting to use the full size. The 3 hole punch design remains the same, and instead of adding 2 holes which could be difficult to position properly, a bit of hot glue can be pushed through a small hole to fasten the sheet securely.

You can get the source files here:

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Covid-19: making face shields to help local workers

With its manufacturing capability, Kilncore decided to produce face shields for local workers. These face shields are based on the NIH approved design initially made by Prusa: More than 130 has already been sent to hospital workers and other essential local businesses. The project and coordination was done in partnership with Iris M., and got covered by La Voix de L’Est.

Information on how to produce the face shields (in French): Produire et assembler les visières.
Information on disinfection (French/English): Désinfecter les visières/Disinfect the face shields.

“Un énorme merci à Antoine Missout et son équipe de Kilncore de Sutton pour les visières de protections. Une équipe satisfaite!” – Jessie Gauthier
“Et moi, en le portant au travail hier et aujourd’hui vous remercie profondément de la part de l’équipe d’urgence bmp.” -Karen Iny