Hybrid face shields donated to area hospitals.
Talk To Me Technologies shares their manufacturing plans and invites other businesses to help.
April 15, 2020
Healthcare workers from UnityPoint Health wearing the face shields manufactured and donated by Talk To Me Technologies.
Talk To Me Technologies in Cedar Falls, IA specializes in designing and manufacturing Speech-Generating Devices for adults and children who have complex communication needs resulting from autism, ALS, stroke, cerebral palsy and other similar conditions. When the TTMT team recognized there was a shortage of PPE for critical healthcare workers, they put their heads together to find a way to help.
Using 3D printers and laser cutters they have on-site, they got to work designing and manufacturing face shields that were donated to local area hospitals and fire departments.
"It’s amazing to see lots of great organizations sharing some really cool plans for face shields." said Matt Dunning, Chief Creative Technology Officer. "We started from a basic template we found online and added our own spin to create a new, hybrid-3D printer-laser cutter version face shield that can be reproduced really quickly - in a fraction of the time compared to similar 3D printed only designs."
Talk To Me Technologies has made the plans for their hybrid face shield manufacturing available for any organization that wishes to step in and help.
Talk To Me Technologies Hybrid Face Shield design utilizes 3D printing and lasers together to reduce manufacturing time.
Matt Dunning, MS CCC-SLP
Chief Creative Technology Officer and Co-Owner of Talk To Me Technologies wearing a Hybrid face shield.