HAS Robotics Switch from Making Robotic Arms to Face Shields for Medical Staff

HAS Robotics is a company specializing in robotic arms, but is now pivoting to producing face shields for medical staff during this pandemic. The founder of this company is Haris Salkić, a young man from Brčko. His business idea was supported by the Institute for Youth Development KULT and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in BiH.

Haris decided to repurpose the material for robotic arms and make face shields for his fellow citizens. The shields will be used primarily by medical staff taking samples from patients who require coronavirus testing.

“We decided to do this and help our local community is because we realized that we can use our company’s 3D printer for this purpose. My mother is an ER nurse, and I wanted to help her and her coworkers because they are the ones most exposed to infection”, said Haris when asked why he decided to make the face shields.

He noted, however, that they are already running low on the material they’re using to make the shields. “We’re running out of material, but we’re expecting another shipment to arrive the day after tomorrow, that we paid with our own funds. If anyone would like to help pay for material they can contact our supplies, 3D Republika. We also need more 3D printers, so if anyone is interested in buying one for us to use, or borrow us theirs, they’re welcome to reach out to use. He added that they’re also very grateful to 3D Republika and Dizart CNC, because both companies donated a portion of the material they use to make the face shields. These face shields can be used by medical staff to cover their entire face and are made of PLA plastic and PET-G sheets.

HAS Robotics is planning to deliver the face shields to medical institutions and Crisis Center in the Brčko District of BiH. “Yesterday we met with representatives of medical institutions in Brčko District, who said they need this type of protective equipment for their staff. We’re expecting to have enough equipment for medical staff on the front lines by the end of the week. It’s our obligation to do everything we can to prevent the spread of this virus”, says Haris.

If you are able to contribute to this process, you can contact Haris by email to haris@hasrobotics.com or call 060 305 10 37. In any case, stay home and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

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