U of T News: U of T researcher and Toronto Public Library form partnership to make face shields with 3D printers

Apr 1, 2020
Ciara Parsons

Source: Dr. Azad Mashari, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, says 3D printers lent to Toronto General Hospital by Toronto Public Library will be running “pretty much 24 hours a day” to make reusable face shields (photo by Nick Iwanyshyn)

With the shortage of personal protective equipment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one UofT researcher is working on a novel solution for front-line workers. Dr. Azad Mashari, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, will be making reusable face shields using 3D printers from the public library system lent to UHN-Toronto General Hospital, thanks to the partnership between UofT and the Toronto Public Library.

The library loan ten 3D printers that will be repurposed for medical use by Dr. Mashari and his team at the Lynn & Arnold Irwin Advanced Perioperative Imagine Lab (APIL). These machines will be running 24 hours a day to produce tens of thousands of face shields. 

To read the full article of the amazing work of Dr. Mashari and his team, please visit UofT News