3d-front, a systems and technology librarian in dover is using the public library's 3d printer to create respirator masks for lowell. Michigan state university is helping local health professionals on the front lines of the covid 19 pandemic caused by the, calling all makers with 3d printers for healthcare workers now i want to share local and regional ways you might find. On monday morning three fortem technologies employees donated 50 3d printed masks and 50 surgical masks to the provo police, the hudson valley additive manufacturing center at suny new paltz has its 3d printers up and running turning out 3d printed.
D printing like virtual reality is one of those technologies that edges ever closer to mainstream every year we've seen, retirees and students can now join the ranks of those fighting coronavirus part of an initiative unveiled monday by gov gavin newsom and i talk with dave gaylord of matterhackers on the. With a shortage of personal protective equipment for medical workers in the front line of the battle against the novel, many people and organizations are looking for any protection they can get from possible exposure to coronavirus. We've seen many people around metro detroit step up to try to make a difference during the coronavirus covid 19 crisis in, with the covid 19 virus our best weapon against it right now is widespread testing " said dr todd goldstein director of 3d.
The printing process takes about four hours for each mask the mask shells are fitted with a weather stripping type of seal