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A local teacher is 3D-printing face shields for healthcare workers

A local teacher is 3D-printing face shields for healthcare workers

Written by David

April 1, 2020

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In a garage-turned 3D-printing factory, Matthew Brown and his 12-year-old daughter, Amelia, are working overtime.

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“I saw people were printing equipment and masks so I just brought my printers home and started printing,” said Matthew Brown in his garage Monday afternoon, surrounded by printers and packaging. Brown is a high school STEM Teacher at Warren Tech, part of Lakewood High School. He’s taught pre-engineering and additive manufacturing for 17 years, so 3D printing is in his wheelhouse. When he heard about the personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage, Brown and his daughter wanted to help.

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“I knew I wanted to find somebody who would take what we could print. And I wanted to make sure I was printing something that was useful,” he said. After a lot of research, he found Make4Covid , a local group just formed at the end of March. “It’s a mix of […]

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