Making PPE Shields for Medical Personnel

Buckeye I.T. Services is helping meet the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical personnel who are on the front line of fighting the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

How is an I.T. company helping? We're using a fleet of 3D printers to help create face shields for doctors, nurses and other personnel to wear. There is a massive need  for PPE and many industries are stepping up to help that need.

While we aren't the largest business or industry helping making equipment, we feel it is necessary to help where we can. We've initially purchased 10 Ender 3 Pro 3D printers and 97 rolls of 3D printer material to get started.

We estimate this should be good for approximately 3,000 shield components. We are working with other 3D printer owners and operators to help, and are partnered with yet others who will make the clear plastic shield aspect of the component.

Our initial goal is $5,000, which covers the initial cost of the investment. Money donated beyond the equipment and materials cost will be donated to a charity that has yet to be decided. We are NOT charging anyone for the masks and they will be donated to the places in need.

Here is a link to a directory containing all of the receipts for the project for verification purposes.

Here's a preliminary prototype of the design in action.

We know that during these times there might not be an excess of funds to donate to a project, and definitely don't feel like you have to contribute. Even if you can just share the link with your friends and colleagues it can go a long way.

Interested in joining us making PPE? Requesting to have PPE for your facility? Click here .

We will post updates as we get underway, including hopefully a link to a live stream of the printers in action.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Chad Kirchner
Tiffin, OH

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