A campus building that’s usually abuzz this time of year with the sound of students recently found itself filled with a sound more reflective of the times: 3D printers cranking out face shields to help local folks protect themselves from COVID-19.
Face Shields Created By an Innovation & Entrepreneurship Team
A team from Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been working in a prototyping lab inside Foisie Innovation Studio with 25 of the printers, creating more than 550 National Institutes of Health (NIH)-approved shields to be donated this week.
“At WPI, we have an amazing community of innovators and problem solvers with access to advanced tools and technology,” says Mitra Anand, makerspace technician with the Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) Department. “With the apparent global shortages and the growing need for PPE in our local medical…