PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — West Boca Community High School is helping provide hospitals with medical equipment.
The school is using a MakerBot 3-D printer to print N95 medical masks.
A former West Boca student who's working at a local hospital said the extra equipment is helping their doctors and nurses stay safe.
"You always want to have that backup just in case," said Dr. Natalie Voorn. "We don’t want to run out of the supplied or in the community, and knowing we have these at hand is amazing
"We can produce about 50 to 60 a week and that is a full kit, a shield, a face mask, even an ear saver clip," said Manny Zuccarelli, one of the people involved in the mask printing.
Dr. Voorn said she's happy to see her former high school working to help medical professionals.
All schools with MakerBots! West Boca High is making N95 masks. We’ll send you the programming & perhaps with enough 3D Printing we can mass produce. Thank You Dr. @VoornNatalie for thinking outside the ‘Bot! & thank you Tom Hellyer in our Drafting & Design academy! @SuptFennoy pic.twitter.com/F98z7zX9sI— Edmund Capitano (@EdmundCapitano) March 31, 2020