Producing Face Shields that Save Lives
Our mission, as a collective group of professionals, hobbyists, and students alike, is to aid our healthcare heroes by providing them with alternative options for personal protective equipment.
Medical professionals are in the danger zone, saving people one day at a time. Unfortunately, due to the widespread contamination issues caused by the seemingly unstoppable Coronavirus, PPE (personal protective equipment) is short in supply.
Why are masks important?
Currently, due to short supplies of N95 masks, many medical professionals are forced to reuse them for a week or until they become visibly soiled. This dramatically increases their chances of contracting coronavirus.
When someone coughs on a medical professional’s face, the virus can land on their mask. 3D printed face shields prolong the life of the masks by preventing the virus from getting on the mask.
Meet the Team
Tedd Jung is a senior at Northview High School who is currently the the President/CEO of 3DPPE. After the PPE shortage during the Coronavirus pandemic, Tedd created a club at his school called Northview Makerspace in order to spread his knowledge of 3D printing to other students. The Makerspace now functions as an open space for students to come in and print whatever they please, ranging from personal projects to competitions. Tedd is hoping to major in mechanical engineering and business/entrepreneurship in college.
Richard Kim is a first year college student at Duke University, majoring in mechanical engineering. He served as the fabrication captain of his high school’s FRC robotics team, was a long time member of Northview swim team, and was the president of Georgia’s chapter of Asian New Life Foundation. During his free time, he usually reads books, takes photos, or spends time woodworking.
Pooja is a senior at Northview High School who is interested in biomedical engineering and the surgical field. Outside of school, she is in a youth Toastmasters club, where she practices public speaking and helps mentor younger club members in becoming better speakers. In her free time, she likes to play the flute, draw, and bike.