Pierce – The American College of Greece, in response to the needs of the times, is utilizing the Fab Lab 3D printers to print protective face shields, with the intention of offering them to hospitals treating COVID-19 patients and reinforcing the protective measures for doctors as well as all health workers. In all, the Pierce Fab Lab made 1,030 protective shields, which were donated to the following hospitals and public agencies:
Sotiria Thoracic Diseases Hospital of Athens, Pammakaristos Hospital, Hellenic National Health Organization, General University Hospital of Patras, Blood Transfusion Coordination Center, General Hospital St. George in Chania, Attikon University Hospital, Evaggelismos General Hospital, “Aghia Sofia” General Children’s Hospital, Aretaeio Hospital of Athens, Municipality of Aghia Paraskevi, Hellenic Red Cross, Thriasio General Hospital of Elefsina, General Hospital of Xanthi, General Oncological Hospital of Kifisia “Agioi Anargyroi” (through ΠΑΜΜΕΜΜΑΖΙ), “Agios Savvas” Anticancer Hospital (through ΠΑΜΜΕΜΜΑΖΙ).
Production began on Monday, April 6 in Pierce’s Fab Lab, making use of the four 3D printers, as well as of the Laser cutter. The goal is to produce 26 shields a day. These shields completely cover the eyes, nose and mouth, all of the materials being used are certified and, of course, meet the standards set by the Ministry of Health. The design is by Prusa Printers.
“We are staying home” and offering our support to all those that need it, true to the spirit of community and of innovation – Non ministrari sed ministrare!
With the support of Playstation and an anonymous donor.