West Michigan PPE Project Contributors
When the group started, it was a few individuals that had formed small networks of 3D Printers to fill a gap in PPE supply for local organizations. Those groups combined and pooled resources and talents to create an operation focused on helping those who are on the front lines fighting COVID-19.
Now, just over a week later the group has over 190 3D printers signed up and has shipped thousands of face shields on a donation basis.
The businesses and individuals spearheading this effort have spent countless hours working through the details, setting up processes and executing. As of today, 3D printed Face Shields have been provided to 64 organizations and the team is working towards injection molding to be able to help supply an even greater quantity of Face Shields.
Some of the organizations that have helped make this happen are below, this list is growing daily and the team is continually amazed at the generosity of local businesses, even during this very difficult time.
Provider of solutions in product development, talent solutions and business consulting provided 3D Printers and financial support.
A provider of precision injection molds is donating tooling for injection molding.
Rolar Products, Inc
Certified Supplier of High and Low Volume Manufactured Products for Industry provided 3D printing, financial support, project management and tech support.
Connecting 3D printers and people, PowerBI dashboard creation with hourly updates to the website (with BigWaveBI), and developing processes to automate donations, printer signups, finished print deliveries and online orders/requests.
Digital marketing provided including website design and development and ongoing marketing support.
Manufacturer of high quality, custom poly bags donated poly bags to the effort.
Perception Engineering, LLC
An Engineering Solutions company, provided Engineering, project management, logistics, and sourcing support.
A plastic and insert molding company, contributing molding services to mass produce the face shield visor.
CAD Development for Injection Mold | Design Coordination | Documentation | Release Control.
A manufacturer or surgical disposable products provided assistance with 3D printing and technical support for injection molding.
A supplier of engineering plastics donated material for the shields to pair with bands.
A solutions company at the intersection of additive and subtractive manufacturing is providing a facility, spearheading order fulfilment, providing dedicated labor and coordination of the efforts.
Oliver Healthcare Packaging
A global manufacturer of specialized medical packaging, donated custom-made face shields to fit the 3D printed band.
National Bulk Equipment
Supplier of processing and packaging equipment and systems provided financial assistance to cover packaging.