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UAlbany uses 3D printing for PPE

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.

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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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