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009 Foster + Partners Face Shield


Reusable laser-cut face shield
Designed by: Foster + Partners
Date: April 2020
Credit: Dezeen 

To aid the fight against Covid-19, Foster + Partners shared design templates and material specifications a reusable face visor. Designed by a team of industrial designers, modelmakers, architects and analysts, the prototype was specifically aimed for mass production. The simple design is made up of just three components: a visor made from clear PETG, a soft PP headband, and a surgical silicone rubber head strap. Using digital and laser cutting machines, it can be cut from sheets in 30 seconds, and a single machine can churn out and assemble 1,0000 visors a day.


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