Northeastern University's 'Maker Space' Using 3D Printing To Create PPE


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Students and staff at Northeastern University's 'Maker Space' are using 3D printing to help healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis.

They are making face shields and 'ear-saver' straps. Patrick Conna is manager of the Maker Space.

"We've delivered 1,000 ear-savers to Boston EMS and an additional 500 face shields for a total of just over 1,500 units delivered to local and regional organizations," Kana said.

Kana told WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe that there is talk of the Maker Space creating personal protective equipment for all faculty and staff on-campus once in-person classes resume.

"We think that it's really important that, if you have the means to assist in any capacity, that you act on it and we're glad that we can do it," Kana said.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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