While the empty hallways and abandoned classrooms at Brock University are thick with silence, a small team of Brock librarians are keeping the lights ocn to solve some of the problems facing healthcare workers battling COVID-19.
The solution: 3D-printed face shields, initially to be used by first responders in Niagara EMS.
In a week, the team is hoping to have put out 100 of the bio-degradable face shields, based on an open-source design file by a Czech 3D-printer manufacturer.
The design can be printed on any brand of 3D printer by anyone with access to one.
The Brock Library has 5.
“I had heard about a group in Waterloo donating prints to the local hospitals so I presented it to the Makerspace team to figure out if it was possible here and what angle we could take,” said Tabitha Lewis, co-ordinator of the Brock University Library Makerspace.
The group contacted…