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Employee “Tampa Bay” began to produce a protective mask on a 3D printer

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© AFP 2020 / Minas PanagiotakisLogo of club of NHL “Tampa Bay lightning”Сотрудник "Тампы Бэй" начал производить защитные маски на 3D-принтере

Employee “Tampa Bay lightning” Bryce Huffman began producing on a 3D printer protective masks to combat the spread of coronavirus, according to the website of NHL.

Huffman found the design for the mask on the website of the University Rowan. It is noted that the mask does not replace a special N95 respirator, but acts as a barrier, to not touch his face, but also protects from spreading the disease to others droplets. One of the distinguishing features of the mask – reusable filter for her replacement made of non-woven material that is easy to find in pharmacies or supermarkets.

Huffman spoke about his matter to the senior Vice-President of technology and innovation, “lightning” Andrew McIntyre. A few days later the club agreed to cover the cost of materials and to assist in dissemination. It is noted that for two weeks Huffman had about 300 masks.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world recorded nearly 2.1 million cases of infection, almost 140 thousand people died.

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