We are going through a complex public health situation at world level.
Using the resources at its disposal, the 3D Printing Group of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (FMUL) has been working every day in an attempt to find solutions to help mainly Santa Maria Hospital (HSM), Lisbon, to address some of the its daily needs.
In this sense, and in a first stage, medical shields for Health Professionals are being produced at FMUL’s Institute of Anatomy.
Accompanied by a word of encouragement for the times to come, the first 50 shields have already been delivered to some of the HSM Services, such as the Intensive Care Services.
We will continue our mission trying to reach, whenever possible, HSM Services as well as other hospitals in Lisbon, which are also debilitated.
The shields are produced using PETg filament for printing the supports, and 0.75mm polycarbonate sheets for face protection. All production is carried out in compliance with the hygiene conditions necessary for a product that will be used in hospitals, otherwise we would be inducing a false sense of security in the professionals and possibly aggravating the situation we are experiencing.
This initiative is offered free of charge to the recipients. In this sense, we cannot fail to highlight the enormous contribution of Mauser, which promptly provided us with the PETg filament required to continue this enterprise, and of the Faculty of Science and Technology of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, which was immediately available to cut the polycarbonate sheets and will help us with the production of the supports. Our sincere thanks to these associates.
To all of you, together we will do it.
3D Printing Group, Institute of Anatomy,