University makerspace supplies Ottawa hospitals with 3D-printed face shields
Staff at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED), which operates Richard L'Abbé Makerspace at the University of Ottawa, have committed their various 3D printers and laser cutters to manufacture much-needed face shields for frontline medical workers.
The laboratory staff are working with physicians at The Ottawa Hospital and l'Hôpital Montfort to improve the design of face shields and are looking at what other items they may be able to produce with teaching equipment available at the University's makerspace lab.
"We know that we have the capability, we have equipment, we have... an army of students and community members who always want to help and support these initiatives," says Midia Shikh Hassan, one of the managers at CEED. "So it's not about why we wanted to do it, but... why not do it?"
Source: CBC Ottawa