Infinite Electronics, Inc. is using its 3-D printing capabilities that are usually reserved for electronic components to produce reusable medical face shields in an effort to aid healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Infinite Electronics has begun manufacturing general-use medical face shields that can protect the entire face area of medical workers currently experiencing a shortage of personal protection equipment (PPE).
The company is utilizing its 3-D printer to make the protective gear and has just completed its first lot of face shields.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the entire world right now, so we began to think of ways that we could help using technology we already have,” said Infinite Electronics president and CEO Penny Cotner in the company announcement.
“With these reusable plastic face shields, we are able to help protect those who are most at risk on the frontlines battling this illness. We are happy to be able to contribute to easing the shortage of PPE supplies to healthcare workers. We are donating the face shields to as many healthcare resources as possible,” she said.
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Infinite Electronics has already shipped their first order of face shields and has received more orders to fulfill. These face shields can be used by any healthcare provider at risk of coming into contact with sick and at-risk patients in any medical environment.
Budmen Industries is responsible for the design of this 3-D printed face shield and graciously shared the design files with Infinite Electronics.
Of course, Infinite Electronics isn’t the only company that’s working to help those in need during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Draper employees have been sewing masks for local hospitals and exploring the possibility of building face shields they can donate to health care workers on the front lines of the fight against the spread of the pandemic.
Innovox Audio staffers have been building face shields they are donating to those who need it as the coronavirus continue its spread around the world and Mad Systems’ leadership team is making masks and working on creating ventilators.