FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2020
[MAUMEE, OHIO] Therma-Tru is making protective facial shields with 3D printing machinery facilities in Maumee and Edgerton for hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout Ohio. Therma- Tru plans to deliver more than 80 face shields within the next week and will continue to do so every week for the for-seeable future.
“As an Ohio-based company, we are committed to doing our part in the community during this pandemic,” said Mark Ayers, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Development at Therma-Tru Corp. “On behalf of Therma-Tru, we would like to thank all healthcare workers nationwide for their dedication during these challenging times.”
The company’s 3D printers are traditionally used to produce prototypes, templates and jigs for the latest in Therma-Tru exterior door technology. Now they are also being leveraged to make re-usable shields that provide effective protection to a broad area of the face, helping to keep healthcare workers safe as they care for COVID-19 patients.
“While collaborating with industry 3D-printing technologists, we determined we had a unique opportunity to play a role and help out,” says Connor Funk, Lab Technician at Therma-Tru. “The particular design of shield we are making offers added protection with the visor. We are also exploring other designs without a visor that are even faster to print to increase the number of shields we can produce daily for healthcare staff.”
Therma-Tru obtained the shield template from resources provided by the National Institute of Health on products clinically tested to limit the spread of COVID-19 through aerosol and splatter exposure. For other manufacturing companies interested in printing shields, the particular template used by Therma-Tru and other Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. companies can be found here.
- @ThermaTru, is producing facial shields with 3D printers. Shields and other PPE will be donated to local hospitals and first responders. URL for news release
Therma-Tru is the leading entry door brand most preferred by building professionals. Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door system components. The company is headquartered in Maumee, Ohio and also offers low-maintenance Fypon® polyurethane and PVC products. For more information and product warranty details, visit www.thermatru.com, www.fypon.com or call 800-537-8827.
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