The Hamilton Public Library (HPL) is providing support for the battle against COVID-19 by making personal protective equipment for front-line workers and they’re calling on others to join in the effort.
“The 4th Floor of Central Library is abuzz with the sound of 20 3D printers creating face shields, face shield frames and ear savers to protect front-line workers batting COVID-19,” HPL says on their website.
The effort is being undertaken in partnership between the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Innovation Factory, who have all provided 3D printers.
Shop3D is also providing support for this true community effort by providing laser cutting services.
- All COVID-19 cases at Hamilton grocery stores for the week of Jan 10 to 16
- Hamilton police officers at Central and Mountain Station test positive for COVID-19
- Hamilton East End police officer tests positive for COVID-19
Given the scale of the demand for PPE, the Hamilton 3D Printing Collaboration could use all the help it can get.
So, if you have a 3D printer, you too could help contribute to these efforts.
HPL provides a set of guidelines and answers to FAQs for those looking to contribute their time, energy and resources to this initiative on their website.
Those who want to help, can download templates and start printing. The finished product can then be dropped off at the Central Library in downtown Hamilton.
For more information about the Hamilton 3D Printing Collaboration and other community efforts underway to support efforts in the battle against the novel coronavirus, visit the HPL website or the CovidStop.ca Facebook group, where a PPE crowdsourcing initiative is underway.
Photo courtesy the CovidStop.ca Facebook group