Operation Shields Up – Makers Collaborate to Produce Shields

Operation Shields Up is manufacturing face shields at Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College in Rocklin. This group of makers, manufacturers and 3D printers, based in the makerspace and the greater Sacramento region, banded together with one common purpose:

To make sure all of our front-line care providers and support teams have the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) they need to effectively help others in this unprecedented time of pandemic crisis.

According to the website, the all volunteer group is committed to producing safe and effective face shields that have undergone multiple validations by both international and local government agencies as well as caregivers directly in the field. Hacker Lab and Repkord, a 3D printing supply company, are working with partners Masks For Docs, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, tCheck and many other contributors to address this need.

Makers, students, manufacturers and community members are achieving this by donating time, energy, expertise, and often personal equipment and materials to produce as many of these PPE Face Shields as humanly possible. The resulting PPE shileds are 100% donation based and not for sale so the group depends on donations to to keep supplied and running.

How you can help produce more PPE shields

They are looking for:

  • People to 3D print at home or office
  • Volunteers to make, sanitize, assemble and pack shields at Hacker Lab in Rocklin, CA
  • People to contribute their expertise in sourcing materials, administration and technical know-how
  • Donations of supplies and materials
  • Donations of food for the volunteers
  • Financial contributions

Sign up here to contribute to #OpShieldsUp.



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