We’re finally putting our 3D printer to good use! We are printing face shield head bands that can be used to create face shields for first responders and hospital staff. We got the idea and print designs from Dr. Freedman at SUNY New Paltz’s Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center. Below is a fast motion video of the front band being printed.
And here is the finished product assembled with front and back bands, two rubber bands, and a sheet of acetate. The project has grown with major manufacturer’s stepping in who can produce more shields than an army of 3D printers. But, we were glad to produce some for our area first responders and healthcare workers. We’ll move onto some other project that may help during this pandemic.