NewMakeIt mobilizes personal protection equipment (PPE) production line
NewMakeIt is a digital innovation hub, makerspace and interactive training and coworking facility located in Newmarket, Ontario. We have retooled our lasers, 3D printers and CNC router to produce PPE components. With the generous donation of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic from the Newmarket Public Library, and an army of volunteers, we are on track to produce 20,000 face shields.
In order to produce a large volume of PPE quickly, our machines are working around the clock. Heavy use can lead to problems if the machines aren’t maintained properly. In the last three weeks, specialized equipment, tooling and machine consumables are adding up. We have started a Go Fund Me campaign to ask for donations to support our PPE production line. Click here to donate. Your donation will provide targeted maintenance activities and special equipment replacement to keep them running efficiently and ensure they are not taken offline for unexpected repairs.
No matter the amount you're able to donate, we promise that all of it goes towards our work to fight COVID-19. We will put all donations into equipment replacement parts and maintenance and if there is any remaining funding, we will invest in more materials and improving our manufacturing process. Any PPE we make will not be sold, it will be donated to those in need.