KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The coronavirus outbreak is affecting hospitals in the Kansas City metro area as supplies dwindle. And because of that, a growing group of people are doing what they can to help.
“I’ve been making calls, I’ve been calling hospitals, I’ve been calling other makers,” said David Herrera, who is organizing efforts to help mass produce face masks from a 3D printer.
The masks already are being produced at 3D printing shops like Hammerspace Community Workshop and Makerspace in Kansas City.
“I’ve just been pulling together as many printers as we can and making calculations and printing prototypes,” Herrera said. “I think projects like this really give people a sense of people able to do something.“
In terms of design, Herrera said they are looking at regulations in the U.S., as well as what’s being accepted in other countries.
“As soon as 3D realized that…