Up to 5,000 visors or face shields are being produced each day by Grundfos to help employees in the Danish health and care sector fight Covid-19.
Just 36 hours after the call from the Danish Medicines Agency, a Grundfos team had already produced a visor prototype and in early April, full-scale production began. The delivery of face shields also includes other countries in areas where Grundfos has production facilities. For instance, 2,500 visors have also been delivered to a French hospital.
A key factor in developing the visor was making it simple to manufacture and convenient for staff to use. The mask consists of a normal sheet of A4 foil attached to a plastic frame, which was 3D printed in the early stages of the project but is now in production as a regular plastic tool.
Torben Buch Rasmussen, who leads the team behind the visors, explained: “We have applied a standard product like A4 foil, so the visor is easier to produce. You simply make holes is the foil with a regular hole punch and then click it onto the frame.”