Michigan City robotics students 3-D print face shields for healthcare workers

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.-- For a dozen Safe Harbor's Michigan City Robotics students, summer projects have new motivation today.

“We have the ability to make these so lets keep making them until they don’t need them anymore," said Michigan City Robotics Coach, Ralph Gee.

Across the United States, health care workers are facing a shortage of personal protective equipment, including face shields.

This group of robotics students are using their 21, 3-D printers to produce them.

Each face shield takes about four to five hours.

So far the team has produced close to 300 face shields, distributed in vacuum sealed bags to LaPorte and Stark County healthcare workers.

They’re even delivering to Chicago and Indianapolis hospitals.

They tell ABC 57, if any hospitals or healthcare staff are in need of these face shields, they are more than willing to help.

“They are able to contribute and make a difference right now with all of the skills that they have already built and find a way to be a piece of this puzzle. We’re really proud of them,” said Safe Harbor program director, Abby May.

Gee says the team has a goal of 500 masks and to continue to make the masks until they aren’t needed any longer.

They are asking for the community’s help in monetary donations or  transparency sheets donations. 

You can donate by emailing amay@mcas.k12.in.us

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