Billings Public Library prints 3D PPE masks to aid essential medical personnel during pandemic

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Billings Public Library is honored to answer the call for help during a time of national crisis by
utilizing our technology resources. The library has started printing 3D PPE masks to be used by
essential healthcare personnel as they work to assist the members of our community that are
vulnerable to COVID-19 infection.

Unlike regular single-use facemasks, the 3D printed plastic masks can be used and cleaned
multiple times to help medical professionals provide safe, excellent care.

Currently, the library can print three masks a day during operating hours. A second printer has
been ordered for the purpose of increasing production to help meet medical supply shortages.

To see a demo video of the process in action, please visit the Billings Public Library Facebook
page
.

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