Tracy McSheery and Sovann Neak of Phasespace spent at least 100 hours brainstorming, drawing up designs and building prototypes for Face Shields until we settled for Version 11. Brendan Tougher and one of his friends then made minor tweaks to settle on Version 12. Without their expertise in design for manufacturability and knowledge of materials, we could not have delivered DIYPPE face shields. Bravo!
Rick Stivers, Owner of Altamont Manufacturing, Inc. in Livermore, California, and his team volunteered labor and machines to stamp 35,000 pieces of PVC over three weeks to the DIYPPE.org project. The plastic that his team and company cut for free was used as the shield portion of the face shield, a critical component for ensuring the health and safety of our front line health care workers. Without Altamont Manufacturing’s commitment and participation in the DIYPPE.org project, we would not have been able to donate as many face shields as we did in such a short time.