3D printing opens doors - literally

Mon, 18/05/2020 - 11:15

Closed doors can present a germ-infested problem in times of Covid-19 but with the help of 3D printing, it is one less challenge we may need to face, thanks to the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).

With the help of 3D printers, USQ print and design company Ellipsis Media are building hands-free door openers using a design sourced by the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise.

The simple device allows for doors to be opened with an arm instead of an exposed hand, helping reduce the possibility of spreading any viruses by touching door surfaces.

Ellipsis Media have successfully tested the device on doors at USQ and are now are looking to help other businesses with the device.

In addition to the door device, the company have also committed to providing 50 printed face shields to Darling Downs Health after a push by USQ experts and other Toowoomba 3D printing business-owners to make 300 face shields to tackle the state-wide response to COVID-19.

Last updated 02 Jul, 2020
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