HU produces 3D-printed face shields for long-term care facility


Harrisburg University continues to support long-term care workers with 3D-printed face shields.

As part of an initiative to help supply Personal Protective Equipment for long-term care workers, Harrisburg University’s Advanced Manufacturing program has produced 260 face shields for Pennsylvania’s long-term care workers.

Its latest batch of 160 face shields were donated to Mechanicsburg-based Messiah Lifeways, a nonprofit senior living organization and long-term care provide.

This continues HU’s effort, led by Advanced Manufacturing Program lead Dr. Charles (Chip) A. Shearrow, which started in early April.

Shearrow and students have harnessed one of the university’s 3D printers to produce batches of face shields. They have teamed with the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) to provide long-term care workers with the 3D-printed face shields amidst a statewide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

HU has a total request of 700 face shields. Phoenix Relay has helped by printing visors.

ABC27 News covered HU’s recent delivery to Messiah Lifeways.

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