Central Scanning produces thousands of face visors for frontline workers

By Central Scanning
schedule4th May 20

Made in the Midlands (MIM)  member Central Scanning have been working around the clock to produce vital PPE for frontline workers. So far, the manufacturer has sold and donated 6,500 face visors to local doctors surgeries and care homes. 

Central Scanning offers a variety of 3D Scanning and 3D Printing Services and are UK resellers for all 3D Scanning products offered by Artec 3D and Zeiss. Located in the Midlands, they are able to offer product demonstrations and services across the UK and Ireland.

Bromsgrove based manufacturer, Central Scanning, has used their 3D printing and injection mold capabilities to produce vital PPE for those working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Injection molding has allowed them to produce 6,000 visors within two to three weeks, with 500 from their 3D printer. 

Another MIM member Stephens Gaskets helped produce the visors by providing Central Scanning with the clear plastic for the visors. 

Nick Godfrey, Managing Director at Central Scanning, decided to invest in the injection moulding tool to produce visors more quickly. Talking about how the work came about, Nick said:

“We realised there was a need for visors very quickly and started producing for our local doctors and a few care homes. We were then contacted by Tri-Tech 3D who were trying to source manufacturers for visors and we wanted to help out. We started working on them straight away to enable the joint volume to be increased significantly whilst we had the injection moulding made too”

The firm plans to continue to produce the visors for as long as there is demand. Nick added:

“People have been really pleased with the visors and how they work, especially as some of the care homes we delivered to as they had very limited PPE provided. Once we have recovered from the cost of the visor tooling, we plan to donate more.” 

In addition to supporting frontline workers, Central Scanning is also still open to supporting customers and new inquiries. They are also producing adapter valves for decathlon type masks used by surgeons. This will allow them to breathe in clean air when helping COVID-19 patients. 

Get in touch with Central Scanning today by heading to their microsite https://centralscanning.madeinthemidlands.com/.

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