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Using Epilog Laser Equipment to Create PPE during COVID-19 Crisis

Posted May 03, 2020 12:00 AM by Epilog Laser
Pathfinder Tags: epilog laser laser cutting

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, many of Epilog’s customers, distributors, and even employees are using their lasers in these uncertain times to create much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for members of their communities.

Below is just a handful of projects we were excited to see posted and shared.

Bucks County Intermediate Unit FabLab
Using the FabLab’s seven 3-D printers, along with their Epilog Laser cutter, they can currently produce over 200 face shields a week for distribution throughout Bucks County, PA.

Laser Depot & Northern Laser Systems
Epilog distributors from both Laser Depot (Colombia) and Northern Laser Systems (Wisconsin) recently laser cut and donated Aerosol Boxes to various healthcare facilities in their areas. Aerosol Boxes help reduce/eliminate the spread of bacteria during patient intubation.

Centex Laser Engraving, Texas
Elastic bands of the medical masks can rub the skin raw behind the ears, so Centex started laser-cutting acrylic medical mask clips with their Epilog. Instead of securing the mask behind the ears, it moves the elastic bands behind the head - being made of acrylic, they can be sterilized used again.

Fairway Laser Systems
The team at Fairway Laser Systems, Epilog’s distributors based in Valparaiso, Indiana, collaborated with Tri Kappa of Valparaiso to laser cut facemasks for their community.

IDEAStudio
Great things coming from the IDEAStudio at the Houston Community College District, like laser-cut face shield made out of PETG, which attaches to a front band that was laser cut out of ABS plastic.

It has been incredible to see makers and manufacturers near and far utilizing their equipment to aid their community during these times. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!


Editor's note: This post is a sponsored blog post from Epilog Laser.

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