Emily DeVito & WNYT Staff
Created: April 02, 2020 04:48 PM
As hospitals and first responders across the country deal with shortages of personal protective equipment, students and staff at the University at Albany are looking to help. They're doing it through 3-D printing.
UAlbany was hearing from people in the healthcare filed that needed PPE and that's when they decided to help out. With a 3-D printer, UAlbany faculty and staff are making 3-D face masks.
They sprung into action after hearing about a local need for personal protective equipment.
This effort to help healthcare workers in our community has all been done while keeping a safe social distance.
The university has ordered more 3-D printers and they say they have more than two-dozen students ready to help.
Learn more about how long it takes to make each device, by watching the video of Emily DeVito's story.
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