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Local Makers Join Forces with The Pax Museum to Create Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the Community

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum may be closed to the public due to the current pandemic, but they’ve opened their doors in a very special way. The museum has partnered with a group of volunteer makers and innovators to provide a space for the collection, assembly, and distribution of community created PPE to local organizations in need. With local and national supply chains unable to keep up with the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies, local citizens and businesses near the St. Mary’s County “Technology Corridor” has banded together to manufacture, assemble, clean, and distribute face shields, ear savers, and anything else the community needs. The group, who call themselves the “Southern Maryland Agile Response Team” (SMART), have been using their personal 3D printers to make the headbands that serve as the base for face shields and ear savers that will protect the front-line workers in the fight against COVID-19. Local businesses like Lowe’s and Planeform have been very generous in their donations of material and tools to make the clear shield portion of the mask. These volunteers then coordinate the drop-off and pick up of the parts at Taphouse 1637 and even their own homes. What was […]

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