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Makers & Manufacturers are Collaborating to Produce Masks and Shields for Care Providers – OpShieldsUp & Cabrillo College

OpShieldsUp is working with with Masks for Docs and Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society. Makers and manufacturers have formed Operation Shields Up to produce Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for front-line care providers, in response to the pandemic. The group is based in Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College makerspace in Rocklin. The PPE shields are 100% donation based and not for sale.

How to help – OpShieldsUp is looking for:

  • Those who can 3D print parts to support the effort
  • Financial donations to support the effort
  • Donations of supplies and materials
  • Experts in sourcing materials, administration and manufacturing
  • Donations of food for the volunteers
  • Volunteers to make, sanitize, assemble and pack PPEs in Rocklin

Makerspace at Cabrillo College Producing Masks

In the college makerspace, Payson McNett, Cabrillo College Art Studio instructor and director of Digital Fabrication, is producing masks to protect those on the front lines of the pandemic. The 3-D printed mask has a snap-in section for medical grade filtration materials that can be changed out as needed. The designs for these PPE masks are posted on the Billings Clinic Foundation website. For prototypes or help with designs, please contact Payson McNett at Cabrillo College.