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Lipscomb engineering college makes hundreds of face shields for health care workers

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 13:04:36-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Lipscomb University's Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering has begun making face shields for health care workers treating COVID-19 patients in Middle Tennessee.

The university has manufactured 560 face shields so far. The shields are distributed to 13 medical sites in Davidson, Williamson and Maury counties.

Engineering faculty is using an open source design that was developed by Georgia Institute of Technology. To make the masks, they are using a high power, automated laser system.

Faculty has also created a video and downloadable instructions to make wire-framed face shields using accessible materials from home.