Published: June 29, 2020

Social science LEADR supports creation of 10,000 face shields

Contact(s): Elizabeth Schondelmayer CABS Integration

While many hospitals and community organizations struggle to obtain necessary personal protection equipment, LEADR (the Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research), is putting its resources towards addressing the shortage. 

Coordinating with the MSU libraries as well as other campus and local organizations, LEADR lent its Ultimaker 2+ Extended 3D printer for the production of plastic face shields and mask straps. So far, over 10,000 face shields and over 4,000 face mask straps have been distributed to Lansing and Flint hospitals, as well as local food packaging facilities, dental offices and research labs. 

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