Museum Of Science And Industry Staff Use 3D Printers To Make Masks, Face Shields For Local Hospitals

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By WBBM Newsradio 780 AM & 105.9 FM

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Museum of Science and Industry is supporting local hospital and healthcare organizations in need of personal protective equipment.

“We’re proud to be a part of a maker community that is responding to meet this need for those fighting COVID-19 on the front lines,” said Manny Juarez, Director of Science and Integrated Strategies. “This technology allows us to work nimbly, and we’re able to adjust what is being printed to ensure it is the most useful, and safe, for essential workers.”

The network of Chicago makers is working directly with Chicago-area healthcare providers to ensure the PPE being produced is safe and useful.

This rapid response manufacturing approach fills the gap before traditional manufacturers are able to ramp up production on a large scale.