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Coronavirus: Dubai-based company producing 1,500 3D-printed face shields daily

Precise has shared 3D files with companies in Saudi Arabia and Oman

Coronavirus: Dubai-based company producing 1,500 3D-printed face shields daily

Lothar Hohmann – President of Precise Group.

Dubai-based Precise is currently producing 1,500 3D-printed face shields every day in a bid to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

The 3D files have been shared with companies in Saudi Arabia and Oman, but due to production constraints, Lothar Hohmann, president of Precise, revealed they intend to supply from their Dubai Investment Park base in the near future.

He told Arabian Business: “We have produced face shields for requirements in the dental industry before but when Covid-19 started we enhanced the design and increased our output in order to produce them quickly and cost effectively.”

Unlike the standard face masks that only cover the nose and mouth, leaving eyes exposed, the face visors cover the whole face and prevents people from touching their face – studies have shown that humans touch their face between 20 to 50 times an hour.

Hohmann said: “A face shield has a solid visor in front of your face protecting your mouth, nose and eyes against droplets and avoiding you touching your face with your hands and fingers unintentionally or intentionally, which is a major advantage.”

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