3-D printing innovations help bring much needed resources to Ontario medical workers
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When both the federal and provincial government called for more personal protective equipment to help hospitals prepare for the anticipated wave of COVID-19 patients, University of Ottawa engineers at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED) came together to use their resources and skills to help the health-care industry slow the spread.

The Centre is working with physicians from The Ottawa Hospital and engineers to improve the design of protective face shields and other items that can be produced with the 3D printers, sensors, wires and laser cutters at their disposal.

CEED can create 10 to 20 face shields every two hours using their various 3D printers and two laser cutters at a cost of between $7 and $10 per shield and is working to publish its final designs online so other makers can start production, wherever they are. Learn more about this University of Ottawa initiative here.

"We know that we have the capability, we have equipment, we have an army of students and community members who always want to help and support these initiatives. So, we thought that we'd try and give it our best."
Midia Shikh Hassan
Manager at CEED
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