HMS Responds to COVID-19 with 3D Printed Face Shields

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has put many healthcare providers under great strain as they provide treatment and care to affected patients. 

When the HMS Mfg. Co. corporate office closed and employees started working from home we wanted to leverage our resources to help our local Detroit area community which has been especially hit hard by COVID-19. 

In 2019, we purchased one of the largest 3D printers on the market to make full-scale prototypes of our storage bins, trash cans, and laundry baskets. In partnership with Stratasys, who manufactured the 3D printer, HMS joined 150 companies and organizations to produce face components. The coalition hopes to produce at least 350,000 face shields.

Braidon Berry, a manufacturing engineer, pulls the finished plastic visors from the 3D printer every 12 hours. To complete the face shield a thin clear sheet of acrylic and foam is installed. After hospitals receive them, they are cleaned and sterilized.

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