Wichita State works with WPD to produce face shields for first responders

April 01, 2020 - 11:24 am

Wichita State University's College of Engineering, GoCreate and the Wichita Police Department are collaborating on 3D printing to produce face shields. 

WPD sergeant Teddy Wisely, a Wichita State graduate, started the project and was put in touch with Wichita State's Nathan Smith in the College of Engineering's Project Innovation Hub.

“This is an emergency situation, but we’ve been doing projects with WPD for (almost) three years now,” said Nathan Smith, Project Innovation Hub manager for Wichita State University’s College of Engineering. “The existing relationship was exactly why I was able to be contacted so quickly.”

On Thursday, Sergeant Teddy Wisely of the Wichita Police Department and Smith delivered around 30 reusable face shields to the WPD. Wisely, on his gofundme.com page, calls the work a “Community Effort to tackle a Community Problem.”

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