NBC TODAY in New York: Professor 3D Printing Face Shields

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NBC TODAY in New York: Professor 3D Printing Face Shields

April 6, 2020
published April 6, 2020

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Visiting Professor Justin Capalbo '10 has been making news with his effort to make face shields for health care workers with 3D printers from the Fab Lab at the Center for Design Thinking at Manhattanville. TODAY in New York on WNBC featured Capalbo's effort on Sunday, April 5 and Monday, April 6. 

Professor Capalbo is using a design created by Erik Cederberg. Capalbo donated 50 units to Columbia University Medical Center and is now producing ten to twelve units a day.

From TODAY in New York: "A professor at Manhattanville College is using technology to help protect health care workers. Justin Capalbo is designing face shields using a 3D printer. He delivered 50 hospital approved shields to Columbia University Medical Center yesterday. They are meant to go over other personal protective equipment to shield health care workers from viral droplets in the air. Justin's mission to help is personal, he says. His mom is a nurse and she's treating COVID-19 patients on long island."

View the WNBC news stories here:

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