Felixstowe Army Cadet uses own 3D printer to make face mask clips for NHS

Army Cadet Daniel from Felixstowe makes covid-19 face masks for NHS employees

Cadet Lance Bombardier Daniel Reeve, of Suffolk Army Cadets’ Felixstowe Detachment, has been printing 3D print clips for PPE Masks, which are going to Essex Partnership NHS.

Daniel is 15 and has been 3D printing for two years. He has two printers which he has upgraded himself using bought and printed parts. He started printing mask straps for his detachment’s sergeant David Powell (also a NHS nurse) after seeing a post by Creality, a manufacturer of 3D printers https://www.dezeen.com/2020/03/29/creality-3d-printed-buckle-face-mask-coronavirus/ suggesting a way that printer owners could help the NHS.

Daniel has also printed face visor frames for 3DCrowd UK and a local Facebook group organised by Felixstowe based Matt Read.

Clips to make face masks more comfortable and fit better

Funding for filament is now being provided via Matt’s GoFundMe page https://www.gofundme.com/f/face-shields-for-local-nhs

Story sent in by SSI John TILLOTSON County & A Company PRO and Detachment Commander.