Covid-19 Face shield and Mask research project


The Department mounted the following research projects in 2020 focusing on Covid-19 response with a view to creating knowledge and mutually beneficial relationships with partners and institutions.

  1. 3D printing of Face shields for supply to hospitals in the country

  2. 3D printing of Face masks

The printer was donated by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), USA during the COVID-19 Response in Africa Online Educational Training hoted by WPI in July 2020. The trainnings focussed in the following five project areas:

  • 3D Printing of COVID-19 Supplies to Hospitals in Africa

  • Design, Fabrication and Testing of Ventilators

  • Adaptation and Testing of Medical Robotics in Hospital & Home Scenarios.

  • Development of Train the Trainer Modules for K-12 Training Modules in Math, Science, Robotics and 3D Printing

  • Co-Teaching of Train the Trainer Modules in Robotics, Biomedical Engineering and Additive Manufacturing & Materials.

Face shield


Assembled face mask
Assembled 3D printed face shield



3D printed head shield
3D printed wearable head shield

N95 mask


3D printed N95 mask
3D printed N95 mask installed with 3 layer filter



3D printed N95 mask
side view of 3D printed N95 mask

3D printer.

Ender 3D printer
Ender 3D printer











Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), USA

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