Jonathan Schraysshuen masters complex tasks every day at Fried Kunststofftechnik in mould manufacturing. The 26-year-old shows a lot of commitment not only in his daily work, but also in the fight against the coronavirus. Jonathan and his neighbour launched an action in April 2020, in which they produced and donated small quantities of protection visors to organizations in the Rems-Murr district near Stuttgart. The two friends produced every single part themselves until they received a request for more than 300 protective masks from the German Red Cross. Jonathan tells us in an interview how this donation campaign took off.
Hello Jonathan. How did the idea of the donation campaign come about?
Our two mothers work in nursing. At the beginning we made the visors for them with our private 3D printers at home. The masks help to protect against infection and are very practical to use. After it worked so well, we thought about donating the protective masks in small quantities to help individual organizations and people in the Rems-Murr district. However, we did not expect that the response could be so great.
How does a protective shield look like and how are they made?
The head support of a mask shield consists of a 3D printed part and a rubber band. The transparent protective disk in a thickness of 0.3 to 0.8 millimetres is cut to fit the plastic part.