NIWC Atlantic Produces 3D-Printed PPE

NIWC Atlantic Produces 3D-Printed PPE
NIWC Atlantic

Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic utilized 3D printing technology to design personal protective equipment in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.

The command's production quality and manufacturing team produced and distributed 110 face shields and 1,444 face masks to NIWC personnel worldwide as of June 1, the U.S. Navy said Thursday.

NIWC used air conditioning and media heating ventilation strainers to obtain filter materials that will support facemasks.

The team also partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Command to procure 300 face shields in an effort to address the lack of polyethylene terephthalate glycol.

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