As coronavirus spreads and the supply of personal protective equipment shrinks, a community workshop in Yakima, Washington is doing what it can to solve the problem.
The Yakima Maker Space is using all eight of its 3D printers to make reusable face masks for hospitals in the region. In a matter of days, YMS Board President Heath Lambe got the project up and running. Lambe and others worked with hospitals in the area to design a mask that would be durable and could be easily replicated.
“They originally asked for 30 and now they’re asking for 200, so we’re doing our best to ramp up and get the resources we need so we can get these things printed,” Lambe said. Partially inspired by the N95 respirator, the mask is composed of two different types of plastic and printed as three separate components. It is then assembled […]
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