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3D headbands for White Horse Medical Practice

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A local business owner has been printing 3-D headbands for facemasks to support the White Horse Medical Practice in Westbury.

Tim Bird

Tim Bird, who runs White Horse Cad, a mechanical design company based in Heywood House, has delivered 50 so far, together with the clear acetate visers to help keep staff safe.

“I wanted to do something locally, something that would be of benefit here in Westbury,” Tim told White Horse News.

“Having a 3D printer, the headbands seemed the logical idea. I’m part of an online software community and they started up a system where people can print headbands.

“But being able to directly help the local GP practice in Westbury was the real key for me.

“It’s a slow process – we can only print three or four a day; unfortunately 3D printer don’t go very fast but the GP practice has been really pleased with what we’ve been able to do.

“I drop them off directly to surgery while I’m out for my daily exercise as I live nearby.

“I run a design consultancy and my specialist area is medical devices. I’ve spent the last 20 years designing hip joints, knee joints and that sort so this was an easy thing for us to do.”

Community quiz

Tim also runs an online community quiz. This started out as a quiz for the Good Neighbours Group in Matravers Close but is spreading further afield.

It runs every Friday night starting at 7pm. You can find out more and sign up via https://www.facebook.com/pg/WhiteHorseCAD/events/ or at www.whitehorsecad.com/cqsu

“Anyone can join,” said Tim. “The idea is so people don’t feel isolated; we can all chat to each other and have a laugh. It’s a pub quiz in your own front room!”

2 Responses to 3D headbands for White Horse Medical Practice

  1. Kate Preece

    April 21, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Hi Tim

    It’s Kate, used to be manager of TEN, hope you remember me? I hope you remember I went to work for Louisa Homecare offices at TEN, Trowbridge. How much are you charging for what you’ve made for the local surgery? I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks

  2. Tim Bird

    April 21, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Hi Kate. Everything I am supplying to the surgery is free of charge. The NHS have supported me all my life.. time to give something back…