With the largest 3D printing capacity of any nonprofit in the state of Wisconsin, Concordia University has sprung into action to fill the production gap of one of the most necessary medical supplies for professionals combatting the novel coronavirus.
COVID-19 has caused a global shortage of the heavy-duty N95 respirator masks utilized by healthcare workers to avoid contamination. As manufacturers worldwide scramble to find innovative ways to maximize production, Concordia is doing its part to serve its hometown community.
Leaning on direct input from area medical professionals on the front lines, Concordia has teamed up with UWM to identify an ideal prototype of an N95-modeled mask to be printed. Within a 24-hour span, Concordia’s Makerspace has the capacity to print upwards of 70 respirator masks under one design (should have 500 by the end of the week).
Once completed, Milwaukee Police Department will safely deliver the products to Children’s Hospital and Froedtert.
We need the communities help to make this happen! We will continue to print, but, as with everything, there is a cost involved. Please donate what you can to help us offset the cost of the supplies to make these masks. Anything you can give will make a huge difference.
Thank you! Stay safe and healthy.
To read more visit https://blog.cuw.edu/covidmasks/