LIGONIER, Ind. (WFFT) — A Noble County man is using his company to help make parts for PPE masks, all by using a 3D printer.
3D printers in Steve Wygant's SeemeCNC's Warehouse are still being sold, but Wygant says most of them are being sold to manufacturers who are making masks.
"There are 100 thousand 3D printers making things for this crisis," he says. "It's really amazing."
The printers are creating the shield brackets that make the mold from thousands of pellets donated by Atomic Filament, and those brackets are mass-produced.
They are then shipped to a company in California who donates the masks to healthcare workers.
"I redesigned the injection molding and specifically to cut the injection."
The process takes a lot of effort and money, and its something Wygant didn't see himself getting into a few months ago, but the engineer says after a few trials he got the mold right, and wanted to help out.
"I'm not trying to make this my business, I'm just trying to make a difference."