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Eaton Helping Ohio Companies Manufacture 360,000 Reusable Face Shields

April 10, 2020
Utilizing its 3D printing capabilities for this initiative is helping Eaton quickly refine product designs based on customer feedback and easily scale production.

Eaton is using its manufacturing, 3D printing expertise and partner network to fulfill a JobsOhio order for rapid production of 360,000 reusable face shields to strengthen the Ohio’s fight against the virus. 

“Ten business days ago, this project was just a concept. Today, we’re moving forward with production and looking to expand further,” said Michael Regelski, senior VP and chief technology officer, Electrical Sector at Eaton, in the press release. “By leveraging our advanced manufacturing capabilities and strong network of partners, we’re helping Ohio quickly respond to current inventory challenges and maximize accessibility of critical PPE resources for front line teams combatting COVID-19.”

Eaton collaborated with multiple hospitals and Cleveland’s Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) to optimize the face shield design for production. Now, Eaton is working with Thogus, a local family-owned custom plastic injection molder, to rapidly produce the critical equipment at scale.

Click here to learn more about how Eaton is joining the fight against COVID-19.