4/20/20—The Hamlin School has connected with Bay Area Makers to print 3D Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) face shield visors for local health personnel working on the frontlines fighting COVID-19. As many shields as possible are needed, and the Hamlin community is rising to the challenge.
To support the school’s efforts, a Hamlin parent started a GoFundMe campaign that raised enough funds to purchase additional 3D printers allowing for a ramp up in production and enough PLA filament to print the visors for many months to come. Currently, the school is able to produce nine visors a day, which have been approved and accepted by a trauma surgeon at UCSF Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. The first batch of 50 completed face shields was delivered recently to the hospital’s emergency room.