Published: 21st May 2020
Engineering student from SRM, Andhra Pradesh develops Faceshield 2.0 to protect from COVID-19
The Face Shield 2.0 was manufactured using the CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) machine through which Aditya designed a headband
An engineering student of SRM University, AP developed a highly useful face shield which protects from Coronavirus. The face shield was unveiled in the Secretariat premises on Thursday and was handed over to Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh and MP Nandigam Suresh.
P Mohan Aditya, a Mechanical Engineering student developed the face shield and named it as "Face Shield 2.0". The face shield is very lightweight, easy to wear, comfortable yet durable. It protects a person's entire face from hazards with a thin layer of transparent plastic film that serves as an outer defence, he claimed.
Aditya said that it is a piece of protective equipment to guard the face against exposure to potentially infectious materials. This face shield is biodegradable as the headband is made of cardboard (paper) which is 100 per cent degradable material and the plastic can be reused.
The Face Shield 2.0 was manufactured using the CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) machine through which Aditya designed a headband, and the shape of the transparent plastic film was created using CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software. He said "I have given this CAD model as an input to the CNC machine. Now the CNC machine software analysed the CAD model and started to cut the cardboard and transparent sheet according to the drawing provided as an input. Thus, I managed to bring down the production time for manufacturing and assembling the Face shield in less than 2 minutes," the student added.
He said that a 3 Ply Corrugated Cardboard Sheet had been used in making the headband so that the headband becomes durable, comfortable and lightweight. The Bursting Strength of the Cardboard sheet is 16kg / sq.cm. A thick 175-micron transparent plastic sheet has been placed over the headband to protect the person against the virus. Appreciating the research work of Mohan Aditya, Dr.P Sathyanarayanan, President, SRM University, AP and Prof. D Narayana Rao, Pro Vice-chancellor, celebrated the commendable intelligence of the student and congratulated him for developing the face shield using new technology.