April 07, 2020
6 min read

"Corona Crowns" 3D Printed Face Shield Initiative News

We’re all grappling with the many ways COVID-19 is touching all of our lives. That said, our spirits have been buoyed seeing the New England education community come together to create PPE for healthcare heroes the past couple weeks. Utilizing the 3D printers they have at their disposal, educators are setting a fine example in community service and demonstrating to their students in how this technology can be used on a practical level. A huge shout out to Essex North Shore Technical School, Bristol Agricultural High School, Tri-County Regional Technical High School, Blackstone Valley Education Hub, EDCO Collaborative, Uxbridge High School, Blackstone Valley Technical School and the many others who are working hard to keep producing this lifesaving gear.

A big debt of gratitude goes to our Senior Technology Advisor, Mark Lyons for his tireless efforts in spearheading this crowd source project, helping area educators get up and running and coordinating supplies, and putting the word out to area hospitals. Many kudos to Dawn Marcaccio for spearheading the initiative to raise funds to purchase filament and supplies so that schools can keep on printing. Thank you to Medtronic for a generous donation of filament from their own supply! And big thanks to GrabCAD and Stratasys for making instructions and STL files available to the public to create these lifesaving shields.

Covid -19 Medical Face Shield Project GoFundMe

Please contact us if you would like to jump in and get involved! Below are some uplifting posts regarding this initiative. We love seeing the smile it brings to these frontline heroes knowing their communities appreciate and care deeply for their well-being.