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Maryland Naval Air Warfare Center Uses 3D Printing to Produce Face Shields

Posted on Apr 10, 2020 04:21 pm

Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) Additive Manufacturing (AM) Integrated Program Team is responding to a FEMA request to produce critical medical face shields to protect healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

To date, the team of engineers and related staff at the Mechanisms and Modeling and Simulation Lab at NAS Patuxent River have produced 80 shields this week using its additive manufacturing capability. 

“The dedication of this team is amazing and being part of this effort is extremely rewarding. Our goal is to make the detailed manufacturing technical data packages for medical supplies and personal protective gear available so any agency can download and print them,” said Liz McMichael of NAVAIR’s AM. 

U.S. Navy photo by Peter Fitzpatrick 

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Post courtesy of the Association of Defense Communities

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