UTAR donates face shields to Assunta Hospital and Hospital Ampang

Kai Wen (left) handing over the face shields to the representative of Assunta Hospital

Recognising the need to provide protective equipment to the health workers and frontliners during the COVID-19 pandemic, UTAR donated 1,000 face shields to Assunta Hospital on 21 April 2020 and 1,000 face shields to Hospital Ampang on 22 April 2020. The 3D printed face shields were made in UTAR Sungai Long Campus by a group of students from the Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science who set up an enterprise named Kon10 Innovation.

The purpose of donating the face shields was to show the University’s support and appreciation to the healthcare and frontline workers who are contributing their services to the people and nation.

Kon10Innovation is a registered enterprise under UTAR’s Unovate Centre with Kevin Lim Kai Wen as its leader and founder along with three members, Lim Tyng Xian, Sin Chia Ling and Ooi Hsin Yein. They used 3D printers to make the face shields with help from Printcess Printing and student volunteers.

Kon10Innovation took four days to produce a total of 1,500 face shields, 4,050 PVC sheets with punched holes and 5,000 sterilised and grooved cut sponge strips. Currently, they are targeting to produce another 7,000 face shields next week. Kon10Innovation named their face shield “FastnLite” as the face shield is only 9gm with the function to reduce stress on forehead especially during long hours of wearing. The design is also user friendly as it avoids critical edges and critical points by preventing breakage. It also does not cause injury to users. Kon10Innovation uses ABS and PETG materials. These materials are reusable and will reduce wastage of material while protecting the frontliners. More face shields will be produced and delivered to other hospitals.

Tyng Xian passing the face shield to Hospital Ampang nurses

1000 pieces of Face shields for Assunta Hospital

Kon10 Innovations’ face shields ready to be sent out to Assunta Hospital

Tyng Xian cutting the sponge for the face shields

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