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HU Advanced Manufacturing Professor and department lead, Dr. Charles A. (Chip) Shearrow, recently printed 12 more face shields for emergency responders and other workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. This brought the total number of face shields HU has produced for emergency responders and frontline workers to 2,344. This latest batch ends HU’s recent face shield production efforts.

Since April, Shearrow and students have harnessed one of the university’s 3D printers to produce batches of face shields. And they have teamed with the Pennsylvania Health Care Association and other organizations to provide long-term care workers with the 3D-printed face shields amidst a statewide shortage of personal protective equipment.

HU has provided the face shields to those who need them most free of charge.

“At a time when our Department of Health is recommending universal, around-the-clock masking for health care providers, the supply of masks and face shields is running dangerously low,” said Zach Shamberg, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association. “But this partnership shows the true power of collaboration and innovation. Harrisburg University is taking an important and much-needed step to support our region’s caregivers in long-term care facilities who are risking it all to care for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents. We cannot thank the university enough.”

To view a recent news story on HU’s efforts, visit this link.

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