Visor volunteers



Local companies working with us on this project


Simply Signs have offered to laser cut for us.

Our roll of PVC is coming courtesy of the Creative and Digital Faculty of Oldham College

Busy Hands Wool Shop has donated all the button hole elastic they had in stock.


What are we making?


Create Oldham is strongly rooted in Oldham and the surrounding communities, so it’s only natural that when a crisis comes along like the current Covid-19 situation we want to do whatever we can to help.


We are open to all ideas about what form that help might take, but our current project is to manufacture face shields for NHS staff. This involves a combination of 3D printing, laser cutting, and of course getting the finished products to where they’re needed.


We are working closely with the NHS to ensure that what we make is fit for purpose and what’s needed. We’ve already had offers of support from some local companies and a number of our members have been busy testing prototypes.


If you or your company can help in any way, we’d like to hear from. Any help at all will make a big difference.


Please fill in the form below, or email [email protected].




All files can be used from the Prusa Printers website but we have modified them slightly for easier printing



How do I help?


Used from Prusa Printers website


If you want to manufacture shields for others



  • Act as if you were infected by the COVID-19 virus. Wear a face mask and a fresh pair of gloves when collecting each batch of printed parts. Store the parts immediately in a sealable bag.
  • Talk with whoever you’re making the shields for, let them know about your manufacturing environment
  • There is still debate about how long the virus survives on plastic, but most sources mention 2-3 days. That means that by letting the packed face shields sit for 2-3 days before distributing them, you’ll greatly reduce risk of transmission
  • Do not store the entire stock in one place, minimize the risk of cross contamination


Volunteer to help