VIT team donates 3D printed face shields to medical college
With the novel Corona virus (COVID-19) sweeping across continents and affecting many people in millions, frontline professionals are risking their lives to protect people from the pandemic. Realising the fact that it is our collective responsibility to support our health care professionals, Additive Manufacturing Society of India (AMSI) student chapter of Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in collaboration with the School of Mechanical Engineering, VIT has started donating 3D printed face shields to Doctors, Nurses and other health care professionals for their personal safety and ventilator set ups to tackle with the increasing requirement of these at free of cost. Dr. S. Solomon Bobby, the faculty coordinator of AMSI-VIT has taken this great initiative and has successfully delivered the first batch of 30 face shields, 3 sets of ventilator sets to the Vellore Medical College Hospital, Vellore. While the requirement and demand for the face shield is rapidly increasing the lockdown scenario has made the availability and transportation of raw materials a great challenge. AMSI-VIT managed to get the raw materials or suitable alternatives on time and raising funds to meet these expenses. Mr. Narasimhan. K, the system administrator of the 3D printing lab at VIT is playing a key role in printing these parts for the COVID-19 mission.