The College of the Canyons MakerSpace facilities produced 150 face shields that were delivered to first responders at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Tuesday afternoon, according to COC officials.
The MakerSpace at COC offers the tools and facilities necessary to design, prototype and create manufactured works that typically wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to
individuals working alone, according to COC officials.
Among those tools are 3D printers, six of which were used to produce the face shields.
Face shields are among the types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used by healthcare professionals treating COVID-19 cases which have come into high demand, according to COC officials.
The materials used to print the masks were funded through regional sources, including the college’s Center for Applied Technologies.
The school has two MakerSpace locations, one on the Valencia campus, which opened in May 2016, and the other on the Canyon Country campus, which opened in Oct. 2016.
While primarily available to students, the facilities were also previously open to the community on Fridays and Saturdays; however, the facilities are currently closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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