TASIS England helping support the NHS by printing 3D visors

As you will be aware the NHS has been under immense pressure during the COVID 19 pandemic, and have been struggling to keep up with the demand for PPE.

We are proud to announce that TASIS has teamed up with the Queen Mary University of London to produce COVID-19 visor frames for the NHS.

As you will be aware the NHS has been under immense pressure during the COVID 19 pandemic, and have been struggling to keep up with the demand for PPE.

We are proud to announce that TASIS has teamed up with the Queen Mary University of London to produce COVID-19 visor frames for the NHS.

Although currently in Greece, Middle School Science and STEM teacher Mr. Tzanis has been working on the 3D design and modeling along with scientists and engineers from QMUL. Here on campus, Mr.Arcay, US IB ITGS teacher, has been managing the 3D printing which is taking place in the MakerSapce studio and the Innovation Center. 

Mr. Tzanis made some modifications to the TASIS England 3D printers all the way from Greece, which enabled Mr. Arcay to produce visors simultaneously on TASIS campus, 5 at a time on the science printer and 14 at a time on the Innovation printer. Mr. Arcay explains more about the production of the visors in this video.

To increase the speed and quantity of visors that could be produced TASIS England purchased a new upgrade kit for our 3rd 3D printer that enables us to increase the massive production of visors. While Mr. Tzanis is working on the design of ventilator valves for the NHS,  TASIS Upper School students Clément, Grade 10 and Sishir, Grade 11, joined forces with the team by sharing their resources from home.

We think you will all agree this is a fantastic project and congratulations to Mr. Tzanis, Mr. Arcay and their student assistants for making it happen!