Helping hospitals with shields from 3D printers

The initiative is looking for volunteers with 3D printers at home.

Shields protect hospital staff from the virus.Shields protect hospital staff from the virus. (Source:

An initiative in Slovakia is making protective shields and distributing them to Slovakia's hospitals. They are using a 3D printer to do it.

"It is a simple model that any simple 3D printer can print out," the authors of the Trnava-based Pomoz Nemocnici (Help the Hospital) project wrote on the website.

Related story:Good news from Slovakia: People unite in the times of crisis to help medical staff Read more 

Making one shield takes about an hour and a half. Right now, they are able to produce 250 pieces a day, but they are trying to increase their capacity, the Sme daily reported.

The project was inspired by a similar one abroad - Mexican designer Gizeh Triana shared his model on Facebook.

There are currently about 50 printers around Slovakia, and anyone with a 3D printer is welcome to join the effort, or contribute financially.

Top stories

News digest: Former PM met with people close to corruption scandals

Košice and Bratislava finally get highway connection - via Hungary. Supreme Court hands editor-in-chief of Zem a Vek magazine €4,000 fine.

6 h

Thumbelina and Ugly Duckling, soon to be read by Rusyns in their native language

An architect decided to make a book translation and collected money via crowdfunding.

8 h
Illustrative stock photo

What is next for philanthropy?

Martina Kolesárová describes the current trends reshaping philanthropy with the aim of delivering meaningful solutions with a lasting impact.

12 h obtained photos from a cottage, where Robert Fico (top right) would meet Miroslav Bödör (on his left), attorney Marek Para (bottom left) and Pavol Gašpar.

Police recorded cottage meetings of Fico, Kaliňák and people close to corruption cases

Prosecutors claim the recordings confirm attempts to interfere with the investigation of major corruption cases under Smer governments.

25. okt
Skryť Close ad