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DSHS Engineering Program Makes Protective Face Shields

April 13, 2020

The Dripping Springs High School engineering program is using 3-D printers to produce face shields that provide an extra layer of protection for front-line healthcare workers and emergency responders. In most cases, these are used in conjunction with cloth face masks.

Teacher Jad Jadeja and students are reaching out to identify local healthcare organizations with a need for them. They also have a connection with a non-profit website that will identify medical agencies and professionals in need of protective gear and match up those who can potentially produce them to donate. Jadeja is doing this in the school's Fab Lab, while a few students who have 3D printers at home also have offered to produce some. During the week of April 6, Jadeja ran some test prototypes; they are now ready to print working units.