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We have raised over $35,000 in crowdfunding and have received a $25,000 grant. So far we’ve made 30,000 face shields and plan on buying $60,000 in PET-G (plastic for the shields) which will make 68,000 shields.     Our maker community has made this possible, along with the help of the City of Chicago and the Department of Public Health. GetmePPE Chicago has helped us identify Hospitals...

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Jake Juracka, one of our lab specialists, has been hard at work making protective equipment as a part of the IRL's support initiative! Here's his update: "Starting on Thursday, March 26th I began work on 3D printing Personal Protective Masks to distribute to those in need. Using five 3D printers that are on loan to me from the IRL Lab, I’ve been able to set up...

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