Huy Chu, studio art program director and ceramics professor, is going 3D in doing his part in addressing the critical shortage of personal protective equipment for frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is making homemade face shields for frontline workers using Brenau’s 3D printers, which he took home when classes moved from on-ground to online.
The shields consist of 3D-printed thermoplastic forehead bands and use transparency sheets that attach to cover the face. Chu joined the group Atlanta Face Shields, made up of volunteers who are coordinating efforts to produce and distribute the shields to medical professionals.
“Community outreach is not only an essential mission of Brenau’s Center for the Arts & Design, but it is also at the heart of Brenau,” said Chu. “We already had the technology, so now we are using it to help others.”