When it mobilizes the supply chain, employees, and partners, it will provide personal protective equipment to medical workers and others who are working to prevent the outbreak of the COVID-19 outbreak. More than 20 million face masks are applied and now they are making and sending face shields, According to a statement from Chief Executive Tim CookGeneral Chat Chat Lounge
The company is working with governments around the world to distribute its facial mask supplies where it is most needed.
Meanwhile, according to Cook, the company’s first delivery of Apple Face Shields reached Caesars Hospital facilities in the Santa Clara Valley earlier this week.
As Cook noted, the masks pack flat and ship 100 in a box. They can assemble and adjust completely in less than two minutes. Cook said the company will ship one million by the end of the week and expects to send 100,000 additional faces on Saturday, with the goal of expanding distribution beyond the United States.
“For Apple, this is a labor of love and gratitude, and we will be contributing more and more to our efforts over time.”
Apple is joining the effort that many 3D printing startups and maker facilities have already worked on.
In Canada, INKSmith, a start-up that makes designing and tech tools accessible to children, has now gone face-to-face and is hiring 100 new employees to meet demand.
“I think in the short term, we’re going to measure to meet the needs of the province soon. After that, we’re going to meet Canada’s demands,” said INKSmith CEO Jeremy Hedges of Canada Told News World News.
Massachusetts-based 3D printing companies such as Mark Forged and FarmLabs and Brooklyn’s Voodoo Manufacturing are manufacturing personal protective equipment such as face shields in the United States.