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Budmen Industries: Democratizing Pandemic Preparedness

All around the world, makers are deploying their skills and technologies to help with the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. CNN profiles one couple, Stephanie Keef + Isaac Budmen who have transformed their home-based 3D printing business, Budmen Industries into a regional source of PPE gear for healthcare workers – and a global clearinghouse for 3D printed face shields and other materials. Their database of medical needs connects other makers to those who can most benefit from their output.

“We, as a community, at a grassroots level, have to start to mobilize to utilize all of the resources that we have.”
– Dr Anushri Anandjara, Mt Sinai Hospital