3D printers rally to manufacture personal protective equipment


Columbus’ maker community has been stepping up to get health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic the protection they desperately need.

IC3D Printers has been organizing others in the community that can manufacture PPE components via 3D printing, says Chief Mischief Officer Kimberly Gibson. The company, which makes printer filament and prints components primarily used in the automotive and adjacent industries, switched production in its West Side facility to face shields and masks and is looking into designs for masks, respirators and potentially ventilators.

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Written by Lin Rice.

Originally published April 4, 2020.

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