Suffolk Fire and Library Use 3D printer to Make Protective Face Masks During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Suffolk Fire Department is working with the city library to use their 3D printer to create protective masks for first responders during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Using design files, library staff printed the part that goes around the head and on the bottom of the shield. Capt. Willet handled the face shield part by using laminator sheets and the strap on the back by using Velcro,” a city press release explained.

The goal is to make 200 of these masks to use as PPE. The Suffolk Library is buying more 3D printers to help with the efforts, and Suffolk Fire and Rescue workers will assemble the masks and distribute them for use in the field.