Warrant Officer Scott ‘Barney’ Barnett, an air engineering officer at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, has worked in his spare time with family and friends to produce nearly 7,000 face masks on 3D-printers. He is part of a small group in west Cornwall who have donated the masks to doctors’ surgeries, pharmacies and care homes.

Volunteer sailors in Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose’s Innovation Hub trim and assemble face masks produced on 3D-printers. More than 2,000 have been made at the hub.

Engineer Reservists have been using their 3D printers in HMNB Devonport to manufacture medical visor headbands to support the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

The Royal Navy Reservists’ Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) is a workshop containing three 3D printers, which is currently operating around the clock to produce face visor headbands. These will be used to medical facilities in order to maintain the amount of protective equipment required.

Once printed, the outputs from all three workshops are flat packed with the remaining components to make a complete face shield and are then given to local government for sterilisation ahead of distribution.