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#WeSeeYouKSHB: KC teen uses 3D printers to make PPE for first responders

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 19:14:04-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, teenager bought 3D printers to make personal protective equipment for first responders.

Bryson Shields said he used money from his summer job to buy half a dozen printers.

With the printers, he makes everything from ear savers to face shields. For the last few months, he has used the printers to make PPE for medical professionals.

Shields, 16, said the process is relatively easy and that he wants to do his part to help the helpers in the community.

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