Margaret Atkins '21 Creates PPE Components Using 3D Printer

Over the break, Archmere junior Margaret Atkins has made it her mission to protect those helping people with COVID-19 by printing away the shortage of equipment. Margaret worked with a student from Strath Haven High School to help arm health workers in their fight against the virus. She spent her time over Easter break assembling and programming a 3D printer to print Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) components for face shields for health care workers in New York City.
Face shields have become important in clinical settings as the number of coronavirus cases has surged and health professionals require an extra level of protection over face masks. The 3D printing process generates complex three-dimensional objects from computer-aided designs.

Click here to read Margaret's recent interview by The Dialog

If anyone in the Archmere community has a 3D printer at their house and would like to help the cause, please contact Margaret Atkins at
    • Margaret Atkins '21 with her 3D Printer

    • Health care workers wearing the masks Margaret created

    • Health care workers wearing the masks Margaret created

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Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.