HU continues 3D face shield production to help fight COVID-19

Harrisburg University’s Advanced Manufacturing faculty and students to date have delivered 1,228 shields to  organizations that have requested them.

They still have requests for an additional 302 masks.

On masks produced for the Pennsylvania dental industry, they have redesigned the visor with some help from a vendor and had a prototype built, delivered, and approved.

The production of 350 elongated visors will start after the regular visors are done.

This continues HU’s face shield production effort, led by Advanced Manufacturing Program lead Dr. Charles (Chip)A. Shearrow, which started in early April to help fight the coronavirus.

Shearrow and students have harnessed one of the university’s 3D printers to produce batches of face shields. And they have teamed with the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) to provide long-term care workers with the 3D-printed face shields amidst a statewide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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