Members of the Northern Illinois Makers are using 3D printers to make face shields and other protective equipment for health care workers and others.
Several weeks ago, Grayslake resident Daniel Busse decided to apply his 3D printing hobby to create personal protective equipment for health care workers and others. To gauge the need, he put out a feeler on Facebook. “I got more requests than I could handle,” Busse, a systems engineer for Apple Inc., recalled Monday.
So, he asked for help.
And what began with a few other 3D printer enthusiasts working individually has grown into a well-organized volunteer operation called Northern Illinois Makers COVID-19 PPE Support. Since being created April 1, the roster of “makers” has grown to about 120 with defined roles and tasks. Resources and supplies have been pooled to meet more than 80 requests so far. To date, 2,000 face shields have been made […]
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