WYOMISSING, Pa. – When the call went out that help was needed creating face shields with the potential to be used for COVID-19 protection, Penn State Berks engineering students were eager to help. The students are joining Penn State Berks LaunchBox staff who are utilizing 3D printing technology to create a component of face shields.
The 3D-printed part, shaped like a semi-circle, wraps around the forehead of the user and is secured in the back by a rubber band or piece of elastic.
In addition to creating the face shield component, some of the students are also producing 3D printed mask extenders to help with the ear irritation that often results from wearing face shields for an extended period of time.
Twelve Penn State Berks engineering students responded to the call put out by Marietta Scanlon, assistant teaching professor in engineering and program chair of the…