Joining the campaign to flatten the COVID-19 curve are three progressive KwaZulu-Natal-based technology companies – Akhani 3D, Matelec and Progressive Components – and they’re contributing by combining their design and engineering expertise to develop a high-quality, affordable and reusable face shield, ideal for essential services personnel and healthcare providers.  

Product development, prototyping and bridge manufacture of the lightweight protective shield has been driven by the team from Howick-based Akhani 3D. 

On a normal day, they’re focused on providing a comprehensive production and industrial 3D printing and finishing service to a diverse customer base across Southern Africa. However, with the national lockdown placing limitations on their services, they have embraced the chance to make productive use of their facilities and knowledge.

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Our motto is “Make Possible” and, with our partners, Progressive Components, who have steered the product development and optimisation for injection moulding, manufacture of tooling (mould), plus the production and packaging of the shield frames and bands, and Matelec, who have driven the production of the visors, plus packaging and distribution of the final product, we’re set to go to market with a quality, affordable protection product.

David Bullock, MD of Akhani 3D

AMP Co. Face Shield (50-packs)

This pack contains the following:

  • 50 x Plastic Head Bands
  • 50 x Clear Face Visors
  • 54 x Stretch Straps

The First Line of Defense in Worker Safety. Face Shields that protect your workers, supply great comfortability with our light weight product and design with excellent visor clarity.