A group of Okanagan 3D printing digital makers have come together to create face shields and ear savers for Interior Health employees.
Led by four Kelowna residents Dallas Rodier, Heather Marnier, Cortnee Chulo and Ben Guidolin, the group is serving as a hub for digital makers in Central Okanagan as they build face shields and ear savers to help health care workers.
Heather Marnier is a technical assistant at the Okanagan Regional Library. She said Rodier started a Facebook group about three weeks ago and put out the call for others to help him make personal protective equipment (PPE).
“A coworker of mine saw that and seeing as I’m a 3D printing enthusiast, (my coworker) invited me to join the group. Since the library has three 3D printers available, we reached out to our IT point person and he bought the materials we needed to make the face shields,” she said.