The Yakima Maker Space has all eight of its 3D printers making face masks amid shortage.
YAKIMA, Wash. — As coronavirus spreads and the supply of personal protective equipment shrinks, a community workshop in Yakima, Washington is doing what it can to solve the problem.
The Yakima Maker Space is using all eight of its 3D printers to make reusable face masks for hospitals in the region. In a matter of days, YMS Board President Heath Lambe and fellow board member Nick Romero got the project up and running.
Lambe, Romero and others worked with hospitals in the area to meet their needs, tweaking an open source design from a community Facebook page, their mask emphasizes durability and flexibility.