Lutheran South's STEM Makes 3D Face Shields During COVID-19
Lutheran South's STEM program has partnered with area schools and Face Shield Initiative STL to provide alternate sources for much-needed medical supplies.
The 3D printers at South are running 18 hours a day to produce as many shields as possible. The shields, which are approved by the National Institutes of Health, take about three hours each to make.
“It is refreshing to see high schools that often compete with one another come together and offer what they can do for a common cause,” said Lutheran South Assistant Principal Brian Lind.
Teachers at Lutheran South have made 60 so far to be distributed to doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital as part of Face Shield Initiative STL. Face Shield Initiative STL is a group of St. Louis volunteer designers, engineers and doctors, developing face masks for local EMTs, nurse and doctors. Because many schools have 3D printers sitting idle right now, the organization turned to them for help.