Professor & Mechanical Engineering Department Interim Chair, Alidad Amirfazli, is working on a low-cost, face shield design that may help to offset the PPE shortage for frontline COVID-19 workers.
Unlike others, who have used 3D printing to make face shields, which takes a couple of hours, Alidad has designed and built a face shield with wire frame work that can be made in the matter of minutes at minimal cost. This way, 3D printers can be freed for doing more sophisticated manufacture jobs, such as ventilators.
He has connected with some hospitals to see if they would be interested.
His full presentation on the design: Low_cost_fast_Shield_v2b.pdf