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Vibrant Hawai‘i Donates 3D Printers
September 5, 2021

Fellows mentioned in this story: Janice Ikeda, Cohort VIII

From Big Island Now:

Vibrant Hawaiʻi is donating 28 Prusa 3D printers to schools and nonprofit organizations across Hawaiʻi Island as a result of its Resilience Hub initiative which mobilized in September of 2020 through a County of Hawaiʻi CARES grant, and continued through July 2021 through donations made by Kohala Coast residents.

3D printing was introduced to Resilience Hub sites and community partners to support the creation of and access to personal protective equipment (PPE) at a time when demand was high and supplies from manufacturers was low. Big Island Face Shield, the grassroots group who partnered with Vibrant Hawaiʻi, was formed by Hawaiʻi Island volunteers, many of whom have an expertise in engineering.

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