Monday, September 25, 2023

GNA University in Association with the Stratasys & DesignTech Systems develops 3D Printed Face Shields to Fight COVID-19

GNA University in association with the Stratasys & DesignTech Systems took a grave initiative to develop and test 3D printable Face Shields. When the entire world is at war with the coronavirus COVID 19, Faculty of Engineering Design & Automation -Design Department is there to assist the medical community in the fight against COVID-19. GNA University is leveraging 3D printing technology to make face shields for the doctors, medical professionals and all other staff to reduce the shortage of such equipment in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Stratasys 3D Printing Facility available at GNAUniversity
Stratasys 3D Printing Facility available at GNAUniversity

GNA University is taking a two-phase approach of Design and Development and has developed a reusable face shield in the Stratasys 3D printer consisting of a 3D print frame, a face shield cut, a piece of form and an off-the-shelf elastic band. This shield can be removed and replaced within seconds.

Mr. C.R.Tripathy, Dean Faculty of Engineering Design & Automation said, “We develop Face Shield in our 3D Printer Lab and our team is whole-heartedly working on an injection mould that will mass-produce these face shields and keep up with the soaring demand.”

S. Gurdeep Singh Sihra, CEO GNA Gears & Pro-Chancellor, GNA University expressed, “Transmission of the Covid-19 does not only transpire through nose and mouth, but also through droplets that enter our eyes. The designed shield can break that from happening and can decrease the droplets from dropping on the masks. Not only did we develop this face shield in 3D printer machine, but also developed many other valuable projects in this machine being used worldwide.”

He also said, “This Face Shied can be successfully used by Doctors, Healthcare Workers and Medical professionals while treating COVID 19 positive patients. This can be also used by the Security persons, Housekeeping staffs, Defence persons, drivers of the ambulance and office staffs who are in direct communion with the people to save them against the COVID19.”


S. Gurdeep Singh Sihra also commented, “GNA University is duly focused in providing Rapid Prototyping technology (Stratasys 3D Printer) at the earlier stage to the students in their educational journey.”

Dr. V.K. Rattan, Vice Chancellor- GNA University,Dr. Monika Hanspal, Dean Academics and Dr.Sameer Varma congratulated the Team for their efforts in the field of research and development during the on-going Lockdown.

Dr. V.K. Rattan, Vice Chancellor- GNA University said,“GNA University is always making persistent efforts towards providing latest technologies to the budding engineers which will help them in achieving their desired goals.”


About Stratasys:

Stratasys is a global leader in additive manufacturing/3D printing technology and is the manufacturer of FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D printers. The company’s technologies are used to create prototypes, manufacturing tools, and production parts for industries, including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer products and education. The company’s solutions have been providing customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility – reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving quality, designs and communications for 30 years. Stratasys 3D printing ecosystem of solutions and expertise includes 3D printers, materials, software, expert services, and on-demand parts production. With more than 2,700 employees and 1200 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards.

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About DesignTech Systems Pvt. Ltd:

DesignTech Systems is a leading CAD/CAM/CAE, PLM solutions, Additive Manufacturing technologies and Engineering Services provider from India. Having worked closely with companies from cross vertical domains from India and Overseas since 1998, DesignTech supplies technologies and Services at every stage of Product lifecycle. DesignTech Education is an education and training division of DesignTech focussed on providing skill based and also industry specific trainings on electro-mechanical technologies to students through their Centres of Excellence. DesignTech CAD Academy is a part of DesignTech Education division dedicated for imparting applications based trainings to students and industry professionals alike on CAD and PLM software to help them upgrade their skills and gain proficiency over the advanced product design software solutions. Catering to wide industry sectors such as Automotive, Aerospace and Defense, Industrial Machinery, Heavy Engineering, Consumer Goods and Electronics to Power and Energy, DesignTech is well equipped to make significant contributions and value additions in the engineering initiatives of the companies. Committed to providing seamless customer service and creating customer delight, DesignTech can make for an ideal Technology, Services and Training Partner for the corporates and industries.




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