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Looking to help hospitals, local students turn to 3D printing

Original post made on Apr 16, 2020

Despite school closures and bans on social events leaving many kids bored with too much idle time, the last few weeks have been busier than ever for two local students who are crafting face shields for health care workers.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 1:39 PM

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Posted by Dan Clemmensen
a resident of another community
on Apr 16, 2020 at 10:08 pm

These students have demonstrated initiative and commitment. They saw the need, got access to the printers, and found the community that can use the parts. They have become part of the community of over 500 operators of 3D printers in the Bay area that are adding to about 20 3D printers at Maker Nexus. These operators are young and old, retired, working, and stuck at home, self-funding or getting donations. All of these parts are given to Maker Nexus, where they are mated with the laser-cut clear sheets and elastic bands to turn them into face shields, then turned over to a volunteer organization for delivery to hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Production has climbed from a few a day in early March to over 1000 a day and is still climbing rapidly.

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