SPE In Action – The Battle Against Covid-19

spreading the word about manufacturing PPE for COVID-19

  • 1.  spreading the word about manufacturing PPE for COVID-19

    Posted 03-24-2020 08:47
    I've been reading about what's being done to supply healthcare facilities with PPE, and I am glad to see a place for SPE members to share questions and ideas. I'm a writer, not a manufacturer, but I am cheering on our plastics manufacturers and engineers who are stepping up in this crisis. This morning I read that the University of Wisconsin has an open-source design for face shields: COVID-19 Medical Face Shield . I also saw that Pennsylvania has a call out for manufacturers to make PPE  (contact bwickes@pa.gov) and a news item this morning that Illinois manufacturers are switching their manufacturing lines. I'm sure more are doing the same--that's some positive news!  
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    COVID-19 Medical Face Shield
    Due to shortages, we have assembled a team from the UW Hospital, UW Makerspace, Delve and Midwest Prototyping to design a medical face shield shown in the images above. The design is based on shields currently used in hospitals (here) using very economic materials and scalable, advanced manufacturing processes.
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    Jennifer Markarian
    Technical Writing Solutions, LLC