Fleming College uses MakerSpace to help create face shield parts for frontline workers

Fleming College is proud to use our downtown Peterborough MakerSpace to help in the fight against COVID-19. The College is helping create headbands and reinforcement pieces for face shields that will be used by frontline healthcare workers.

On April 3, 2020, Fleming College delivered headbands to the Peterborough PPE Initiative, a group of Peterborough makers who are creating personal protective equipment. This group, which is led by Fleming College graduate Dylan Radcliffe (Environmental Technician, Class of 2012), are creating face shields using PETG sheets, plastic brackets, and elastic material. The headbands were made using Fleming’s 3D printers in the MakerSpace, located in the Innovation Cluster – Peterborough and the Kawarthas in the Venture North Building.

The Peterborough PPE Initiative then enlisted Fleming College’s help to fabricate bottom reinforcement pieces for face shields, which the College is happy to provide.

Dylan Radcliffe (left) with Fereydoon Diba

Fleming School of Trades & Technology faculty Fereydoon Diba, with support from Operations Manager Mary MacLeod and Computer Science Technologist Phillip Chee, set to work and created more than 500 bottom reinforcement pieces for face shields.

Fleming College delivered the donation on April 16, 2020 and the Peterborough PPE Initiative will assemble and sanitize the face shields, which will be used at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

Fleming College is proud to support this initiative to help frontline workers stay safe and will continue producing pieces to create much-needed face shields.