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Employees from J.F. Taylor, Inc. are Working Around the Clock to Donate Much Needed PPE to Emergency Personnel

J.F. Taylor, Inc. of Lexington Park is leveraging its engineering and manufacturing resources to provide our local emergency management heroes with needed Personal Protection Equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon hearing of the communities need for face-shields, their Additive Manufacturing Team, led by Mr. Doug Sundheim and Mr. Samuel Silva, J.F. Taylor’s 3D printing specialists, jumped into action.  Finding a face-shield design on the internet, Mr. Silva made a few design improvements.  Using their state-of-the-art production-grade Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers to manufacture face-shield frames and their CNC water jet to cut the polycarbonate shields, J.F. Taylor built a small number of prototypes.  The key materials used for the production units are ABS-M30i biocompatible printable plastic for the frame and polycarbonate impact resistant clear plastic for the shield.  These materials can be quickly cleaned with an anti-septic, making the shields re-usable. The prototypes were sent to Calvert Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital and the St. Mary’s County Emergency Management Center. “Each location immediately approved of the design and the orders came in”, said Silva.  The 3D printing team currently has J.F. Taylor’s two state-of-the-art Stratasys 450 FDM 3D printers running around the clock producing 75 face-shields per week for donation […]

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