Santa Clara University Harnesses Tech To Create Protective Medical Face Shields

Santa Clara University's 3D Printers
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By KCBS All News 106.9FM and 740AM

Santa Clara University is stepping up to utilize technology to support frontline medical workers with protective face shields for frontline health workers.

"We have about 140 packaged right now," said Santa Clara University Lab Associate Ann Hunter with the University's Makers Lab.

Students are using 3D printers to make the components for face shields for local hospitals.

"Our goal is that we're able to provide components for around 100 face shields a week," said Hunter.

The face shields will be used by the Valley Medical Center Foundation and the University's Maker's Lab will print the parts and the foundation will sterilize them for use. 

"That's kind of the whole spirit of Santa Clara University and our Jesuit values is how can we help serve others?" said Hunter.