A Waunakee business has been using its unique tools to address local needs for personal protective gear. For April Weir and her husband David Hauptman, 3D printing started as a hobby, but when they learned how to print full-sized violins, it became a business.
“Our goal with Partita when we started was to make violins more accessible to those who can’t afford them,” Weir said. After last week, however, their priorities changed. “We wanted to contribute more to the community to take a break from our violins,” Weir said. On Sunday, the pair began 3D printing face shields to donate to first responders and medical personnel. “We knew that personal protective equipment were in short supply so we started with a design that was open source,” she said. Weir approached Group Health Cooperative about her idea. It approved the design and her printers took off. Weir’s […]
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