Fife friends use 3D printer to create face shields for front-line workers

Two friends in the East Neuk have teamed up to help protect front-line workers.

Kevin Lancaster and Fiona Corps have been producing face shields using a 3D printer, delivering them those who are working to protect people in the local community.

Fiona, a member of East Neuk First Responders, said the group have been unable to respond because of Covid-19, instead delivering medicine and food, and that this had got her thinking about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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She contacted Kevin, who owns at 3D printer, after she read about another Fifer who has printed masks. Since then his printer has been doing the same, with each taking around two hours to make.

“I saw a guy in Leuchars making them and thought that would be a great idea, because of the lack of PPE,” said Fiona.

“We’ve got orders coming in thick and fast.

People who work in care homes, East Neuk Community Emergency Planning Team, and others have been asking for them.”

Kevin and Fiona have set up a fundraising page to cover the costs of plastic needed to make the masks.

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The page has already raised £410, at the time of writing, out of the £1000 target.

“The community response has been phenomenal, because money is really tight at the moment,” said Fiona.

“Lots of local people have been donating pieces of plastic and laminate. It’s great how people have rallied together.

“We will make them as long as we can.”

Fiona’s daughter has also been trying to support the community during the crisis, coming up posters showing what shops are still open at the moment.

To make a donation for the face shields, visit

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