In times of the corona pandemic, protective clothing is in short supply in hospitals, retirement homes and doctors' practice. A team of Freiburg researchers has joined forces to provide help: They use 3D printers from the University of Freiburg to produce face shields for institutions that have close contact with patients. Dr. Severin Vierrath and Dr. Matthias Breitwieser from the Department of Microsystems Engineering at the University of Freiburg coordinate the initiative “Techies vs. Corona”.
livMatS has joined the initiative and produces shields in the cluster's 3D printing laboratory. Stefan Conrad, Dr. Uwe Pelz and Dr. Falk Esser are involved in the implementation. In just a few days, the initiative has delivered a total of 140 shields to the St. Josef Hospital in Freiburg, medical services and Freiburg medical practices. The team has already received more than 500 advance orders.