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Billings Clinic Asks 3D Printer Owners To Assist With PPE Mask Production

Written by David

March 23, 2020

Stock photo BILLINGS, MT — One of the challenges health care providers are experiencing across the nation is a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including masks. These devices are essential to keeping our staff, our patients and our communities safe. Dr. Dusty Richardson, a neurosurgeon at Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana, demonstrates one of the PPE masks. To bolster the limited supply of PPE masks, Billings Clinic Neurosurgeon, Dusty Richardson, MD, in collaboration with Billings-area dentist Spencer Zaugg, DDS and his son Colton, have tapped into their ingenuity to create durable, reusable plastic masks using 3D printer technology. The 3D-printed mask has a snap-in section for filtration material that can be changed out as needed. The Flowmark/Hitech Filters company headquartered in Billings is partnering with us to provide 20,000 pieces of filter materials in support of this project. These masks will supplement existing mask supplies. 300×307 image ad […]


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