Science From The Frontlines: 3D Printing PPE

Subtítulos en español disponibles The shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the increasing demand has been front and center in the struggle to contain COVID-19. PPE such as masks and face shields are essential for healthcare workers to protect themselves, their patients, and the public by reducing the chances of transmission. Although industry providers have ramped up production, local makers and makerspaces are also addressing this ongoing issue. By utilizing open-source templates, local makers from DePaul’s Idea Realization Lab and Illinois PPE Network are 3D printing PPE from their own homes and providing this essential equipment to those who need it most. In our third installment in the Science from the Frontlines series, join C2ST and Jayson Margalus, Faculty Director of the Idea Realization Lab, for a deeper look into the makers and their work to develop and deliver PPE all across Illinois.