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UAE based 3D printing firm to make PPE for coronavirus for frontline workers

UAE based 3D printing firm to make PPE for coronavirus for frontline workers
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A UAE based 3D printing company has transformed its laboratories into a manufacturing hub to produce more than 1,000 reusable personal protective equipment for the frontline workers battling the deadly coronavirus in the country.

Proto21, a Dubai-based 3D printing company, has collaborated with the Dubai Police to manufacture more than 1,000 reusable 3D printed face shields for its frontline officers.

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The personal protective equipment would be manufactured in the company's 3D printing labs that has been transformed into a manufacturing hub considering the urgent requirement for the devices while battling coronavirus situation in the country, said Pir Arkam, the founder and CEO of Proto21.

The UAE has so far reported 18,198 coronavirus cases with 198 deaths, the Khaleej Times reported.

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