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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Combined effort:

3D printed face shields being made in county


April 16, 2020

The face shield is made of four parts, two of which are being 3D printed: the upper headband and the lower bottom support. To complete the face shield a clear plastic shield and elastic band are added.

The McGregor Company has begun production of 3D printed face shields to donate to Whitman Hospital & Medical Center.

Christian Hille, engineer and manager of the Plant Nutrient Center for The McGregor Company and leading the 3D printing project, won't be working on this alone, as help is being given by both the Whitman County Library and the Colfax School District.

"Christian got the blueprints from a colleague at the University of Idaho and began making them," said Whitman County Library Director Kristie Kirkpatrick. "The process was slower than he hoped so he asked if he could use the...

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