Grundfos produces face shields for health services
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.”