By now, it’s no secret that the country is undersupplied for the current pandemic, perhaps best evidenced by the lack of medical-grade masks available for the people who need them the most.
Every day, new photos circulate on social media of doctors wearing handkerchiefs to cover their faces and trash bags to cover their bodies because they have nothing else. To help provide some layer of protection, many people are jumping in to create DIY masks in whatever way they can.
A few months ago, Joe Dornetta, a construction worker by trade, bought a 3D printer for fun, just to tinker around with. But when COVID-19 began spreading across Pennsylvania, he discovered a new use for it. A doctor friend sent Dornetta an open-source file from Copper 3D, a Chilean company that designs 3D printed medical devices. The doctor asked him to […]
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