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3D Printers used to create masks during COVID-19 outbreak

3D Printers used to create masks during COVID-19 outbreak

Written by David

March 24, 2020


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The use of 3D printers has become critical to creating face masks for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. Governor Bill Lee announced that eight higher education schools and universities are printing face shields. "These face shields will allow a health care worker to extend the use of their face masks when dealing with COVID patients," explained Gov. Lee. "I show this because it’s just one small example of a way that we’re utilizing our higher institutions of learning, the manufacturing companies across Tennessee, our private sector health providers – all working together to increase the supply of personal protective equipment that will allow our incredibly important, front-line health care workers to operate safely." Smile Direct Club is one of those companies helping to supply hospitals with equipment. It opened its manufacturing facility to print face masks, face shields, respirator […]

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