Green Hedges School’s 3D printers are being used to make parts for face shields that health care workers will use to prevent themselves from being infected with COVID-19. Thank you to parent Jason Torchinsky for creating the parts that will eventually create these vital shields for men and women who are working tirelessly on the front lines.
So far, over 25 parts have been made using our printers and Mr. Torchinsky recently changed to a new design that prints much faster. The reusable face shields that are made are being used in hospitals in D.C. and New York. The designs can be disinfected so they can be cleaned and reused, therefore helping to preserve the longevity of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that medical providers have available to them.
The use of our 3D printers is part of a larger effort organized by Dr. Eric Bubar of Marymount University. Read more about the project here.
Articles about Mr. Torchninsky’s work:
“Family does its part to help protect those on front lines of pandemic” By Brian Trompeter, Sun Gazette Newspapers
“3D Printers, Swimwear Maker Contribute Medical Protective Gear” By Emily Leaman, Patch.com