How Apple's face shields are assembled

The six-step process comes as the tech company pledges to make one million face shields a week

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This week, Apple chief executive Tim Cook announced plans for the company to design and make a million face shields a week for medical professionals, in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

The face shields, unlike most Apple products, cannot be bought. They're being donated to those who need them.

But a very on-brand tutorial has popped up on the tech giant's website, complete with graphics and animations.

The step-by-step guide walks users through constructions of the guards, which have become an essential part of the personal protective equipment for medical teams, acting as a barrier from the virus.

Apple has released a guide for the constriction of its protective face shields. Apple 
Apple has released a guide for the construction of its protective face shields. Apple 

You can read the full assembly guide here

Apple also advises users on how they should be using the shields, specifying that they should "avoid exposure to high heat" and "handle gently to prevent drops and scratches".

The company also details the best sanitising methods. According to Apple the equipment is compatible to be cleaned with:

  • 70% Ethanol
  • 70% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • 6% Bleach
  • 3% Hydrogen Peroxide

“We have launched a company-wide effort … bringing together product designers, engineering, operations packaging teams and our suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for health workers,” Cook said in a video message on Sunday, announcing the new initiative.


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