Columbia University librarian kickstarts 3D printing production of protective face shields

As COVID-19 spread further into New York City, Madiha Choksi knew she couldn’t sit back and do nothing. Little did she know, Choksi would end up producing hundreds of face shields in a matter of weeks.

Through her outreach, Choksi made two very important connections: Tangible Creative, a 3D printing startup, and MakerBot, a manufacturer of 3D printers.  They came together to form COVID MAKER RESPONSE (CMR) – Choksi streamlined the design to make printing the face shields more efficient and sent them to the two companies to help print out the face shields.