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Montgomery Government Connects Air Force, Makers and Students to Produce 3D Printed PPE

Posted on Apr 14, 2020 06:21 pm

TechMGM, a tech initiative by The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, is fostering a collaborative effort between Air Force innovation specialists, local 3D makers and area students to produce 3D printed personal protection equipment (PPE) for the region’s healthcare workers.

Air University’s MGMWERX innovation center has taken the lead in providing materials for printing and assembling the PPE. The local makers collaborative called Montgomery Fighting COVID, as well as students from 10 local public and private schools are providing logistics and support to print and assemble the masks.

“We are uniquely positioned at the Chamber to bring together these groups to maximize each of their resources, talents and abilities to not only provide desperately needed PPE gear, but make connections between our military, maker and education communities,” said Charisse Stokes, Executive Director of TechMGM.

Photo by Katie Chen/UW Medicine Newsroom

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Post courtesy of the Association of Defense Communities

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