Arlington Business Owner Uses 3D Printers to Fight Coronavirus
By Office of Communication
Posted on April 16, 2020, April 16, 2020

Moreno with 3D printer

Alejandro Moreno is usually hard at work creating eye-popping home décor for his business, Casa Z. Looking at his collection, you would never guess the luxury vases, planters and other accessories were made on a 3D printer.

When coronavirus began sweeping across the United States, Moreno says he was most concerned about first responders and a shortage of personal protective equipment. And he wasn’t alone. Several members of the 3D printing community had already gone to work creating designs for face shields and masks.

Moreno found the blueprints and quickly got to work. The masks and shields take about four hours to print but can easily be reused. Arlington resident Mike Clark donated the elastic needed to finish the masks. North Texas resident William Hillier donated, as well.

Moreno gave a batch of protective equipment to the Arlington Fire Department. The City distributed the masks to Dental Health Arlington and Mission Arlington. 

Moreno has also sent shipments of masks and shields to hospitals in New York, Montana and Maryland along with a group of doctors in Mexico. An example of Arlington kindness touching people around the world.

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