WPRI: Providence Teacher 3D Prints Face Shields For Health Care Workers

A MakerBot 3D printer has been running nonstop in Annalisa Marchesseault’s kitchen.

The machine is usually churning out projects in the pre-engineering classroom at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Fricker Street. But with school buildings closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, it’s been given a temporary new home, and a crucial new job.

Marchesseault asked her school administrators if she could bring the printer home to make plastic face shields for health care workers, one of the personal protective items that’s been in demand during the pandemic.

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