A college librarian and a doctor are 3-D printing protective equipment for hospital workers.

In response to the shortage of personal protective equipment many New York area hospitals are facing now that the coronavirus is debilitating more and more people, Dr. Pierre Elias, a Cardiology Fellow at Columbia University, reached out to Madiha Choksi, a Research and Learning Technologies Librarian at Columbia who specializes in 3-D printing, to ask if it’d be possible to use Columbia’s resources to 3-D print face-shields to protect hospital workers.

This week, Choski met with Tangible Creative, a 3D printing services company in New Jersey, to collaborate on building many more face-shields to meet the growing demand, as hospitals become more crowded, and more workers are endangered.