Instructor Produces Face Masks to Address PPE Shortage

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An instructor in the School of Art has produced more than 100 face shields to address the shortage of personal protection equipment during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Vincent Edwards, an instructor in the School of Art, has produced more than 100 face shields to address the shortage of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 crisis.

As manager of the 3D printing lab located in the Sculpture Building, he partnered with the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences to begin printing face shield masks to support healthcare workers in Arkansas. The design takes approximately 20 hours to print, and printers in the lab allow him to produce 12 face shield components every 24 hours. Edwards currently has another 50 masks in production, and he hopes to begin 3D printing respirator components soon. 

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