Baton Rouge groups step up with PPE shortage; creates face shields using 3D printers


Volunteers in Baton Rouge are using 3D printers to create personal protective equipment for health care workers.

“It’s so enlightening and wonderful to see the community come together and help us in trying to combat this battle that
we are doing,” says Dr. Uye Caro.

But they’re not doing it alone.

“There is an explosion that happened with all of the 3-D folks in the community with
education and hobby industiries kind of coming together and really making an impact,” says
Craig Billings, ower of 3d- Xstream.

Hundreds of the face shields are being made each day. Once they’re printed the euipment is sterlized and then
sent on to healthcare workers.

“Craig came to me a couple of weeks ago and he was 3-D printing a headband and I had access to some clear material so we
actually printed the face shields for him so he could put them on his part then the same problem with 3D printing is the time
and it took him three and a half four hours to print a headband and we went back to the drawing board and we created something,”
says James Honensee, owner of Boscoyo Studio.

The goal is to make as many face shields as possible and send them to other health care workers in Louisiana.

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