Lower Merion School District's Information Systems Department will be using the District's seven 3D printers to print headbands for face shields needed by medical personnel working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The District hopes to produce at least 70 headbands each week, once the all of the printers can safely be brought from the individual schools' maker spaces to the IS Department's offices.
The headbands will be delivered to a team of volunteers working at the Kohelet Yeshiva in Merion, where the plastic shields will be added. So far, the project has supplied shields to the following medical organizations:
- Abington Hospital
- Narberth Ambulance
- Lankenau Medical Center
- Penn Medicine
- Pennsylvania Hospital
- Paoli Hospital
- Doylestown Hospital
- Pottstown Hospital
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Jefferson Northeast
- Inglis House
To see some photos of the process, click the slide show below: