SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is using 3D printing technology to help mitigate a national shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers by manufacturing parts for face shields, enabled by funding from Oneida County, in addition to receiving PPE provided by the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Marcy that will also be distributed. It’s just one of several ways the institution is assisting to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Using their Labs in the Center for Global Advanced Manufacturing (CGAM) SUNY Poly students and alumni, faculty, staff, accepted students, FIRST@SUNYPoly teams, and many others have joined in the effort!
3,362 Masks distributed to date
- Oneida County - 1,561
- SUNY Upstate Medical, Syracuse - 344
- SUNY Downstate Medical, Brooklyn - 1,194
- Neighborhood Center, Utica - 213
- Clark Mills Fire Dept. - Clark Mills - 50
Dr. Michael Carpenter, Associate Professor and Interim Dean of the College of Engineering, said, “We are honored to receive this recognition from Mohawk Valley EDGE for our efforts at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Global Advanced Manufacturing (CGAM), in which we produced and distributed more than 3,400 face shields to Oneida County, SUNY Upstate Medical, SUNY Downstate Medical, the Neighborhood Center, and Clark Mills Fire Department. We are incredibly proud to see our students, faculty, staff, accepted students, alumni and FIRST@sunypoly teams come together to help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting the health of these front-line workers in our community and beyond who play a critical role in keeping us safe and society moving forward.”