JOTA Sport donate 3D printed face masks to the UK healthcare system
British LMP2 team JOTA Sport have been putting their engineering expertise and equipment to good use by creating face masks for those working on the front line of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
JOTA Sport’s Team Principal Sam Hignett explained that his team had approached Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to see how they could help from the team’s base in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. This then led to the team helping to print 3D printed face masks, all of which will be donated to the trust.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have hospitals at two central spots in London (Waterloo and London Bridge) and the masks made by JOTA will be sent to those bases. JOTA’s Chief Engineer Taka explained that each mask takes about 45 minutes to print and 20 seconds to assemble.
The design has been done in partnership with Stratasys (the team’s 3D printer manufacturer) and JOTA are now busy in production, with around 200 expected to be produced by the end of the week.