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Florida Poly Using 3-D Printers to Make Face Shields to Support AdventHealth


Last updated 4/15/2020 at 12:20pm

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Florida Polytechnic University laboratory technician Samuel de Oliveira works on a 3D printer to create components for face shields that will be used by AdventHealth clinicians as they combat COVID-19 in Central Florida.

A team of Florida Polytechnic University faculty, staff, and students is working to build critical personal protection equipment for clinicians treating patients amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. The effort is in partnership with AdventHealth and will help address the shortage of protective supplies facing healthcare organizations nationwide.

The group is using 3D printers on campus to create components for protective face shields. After the 3D-printed headbands and other pieces are done, they will be assembled at AdventHealth's Nicholson Center and distributed to the provider's locations...

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