US Navy starts 3D printing face shields

3 April 2020 (Last Updated April 6th, 2020 09:11)

The US Department of Navy (DoN) has started 3D printing medical face shields as the country steps up efforts to combat the Covid-19 outbreak.

Nine DoN commands began the initiative following a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VIII for additional protective gears.

FEMA and University of Colorado Anshutz approached the Marine Corps Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell (AMOC), which in turn contacted the DoN distributed manufacturing network for face shields.

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