St. Charles student rallies the help of his school to make PPE for frontline workers

St. Charles student Brady Van Duenen has recently begun manufacturing face shields for frontline workers, in response to industry shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE).

In April, Van Duenen was able to secure personal access to a 3D digital printer with the help of Sudbury Catholic Schools and his mom, Stephanie Venturi, a principal with the school board.

With this new tool at his disposal, it took Van Duenen just one day and five prototypes to design his version of a face shield that could be produced in a timely manner.

Since that time, he has been printing face shields every day, resetting the machine every hour, to ultimately produce well over 100 pieces of equipment thus far. Read more.

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