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Warrington & Vale Royal College tutor creates emblems for Ukraine charities

Warrington & Vale Royal College’s Electrical Tutor Steve Haney has recently created over 170 Ukraine flag emblems to raise money for the refugees affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

In his own time, Steve spent a weekend drawing the emblems via Computer-Aided Design (CAD) before printing them using a 3D Printer- the industry-standard Original Prusa i3 MK3. Each batch took Steve around 12 hours to make, with him changing the colour from yellow to blue half way through the process.

The emblems, which are easily clipped onto a lanyard, are being sold in the college for £2 each, with all proceeds going to charities helping the people of Ukraine during these uncertain and turbulent times.

As well as creating the emblems for college staff and students, Steve made a further 50 for a contact who works locally within the NHS. The college’s 3D printing facilities mean Steve can continue producing more emblems in college as well as at home.

Steve is also planning to upload his design to Thingify, a site which allows people all around the world to access and print designs via 3D printers.

The college is incredibly proud of Steve for this fantastic project and is delighted to see so many of its staff and students wearing the emblems around the campus.