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3D printing personal protective equipment

3D-printed face shields

There’s a critical shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some hospital workers have been reusing PPE for days at a time. Tapping into Auburn University’s extensive 3D printing capabilities, a team of Auburn engineers have been 3D printing face shields for hospitals across the state, including the local East Alabama Medical Center. With dozens of printers running around the clock, the team can produce 150 face shields per day.

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