Eaton, regional partners 3D print face shields
Cleveland, Ohio-based Eaton is using its manufacturing, 3D printing expertise, and partner network to fulfill a JobsOhio order for rapid production of 360,000 reusable face shields to strengthen the state’s fight against the coronavirus.
Eaton collaborated with multiple hospitals and Cleveland’s Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) to optimize the face shield design for production. Eaton is now working with Thogus, a local family-owned custom plastic injection molder, to rapidly produce the critical equipment at scale.
“Ten business days ago, this project was just a concept. Today, we’re moving forward with production and looking to expand further,” says Michael Regelski, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Electrical Sector at Eaton. “By leveraging our advanced manufacturing capabilities and strong network of partners, we’re helping Ohio quickly respond to current inventory challenges and maximize accessibility of critical personal protective equipment (PPE) resources for frontline teams combatting COVID-19."