Colorado’s efforts to scale up PPE production tangled in federal red tape

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Colorado’s efforts to scale up PPE production tangled in federal red tape

Makers of products say they can’t get their products into the state’s pipeline
Jason Wagner, Fort Lewis College engineering and physics shop manager, operates the college’s water jet cutter using 50,000 pounds of pressure to cut plastic face shields and hoods for the powered air-purifying respirator the MakerLab designed and put into production Tuesday.
Make4Colorado, in collaboration with the Colorado Hospital Association, delivered face shields to health care workers at the Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke, Colorado on April 5.
A doctor at The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus wears a face shield created by Inworks, a makers space at the University of Colorado Denver.
A laser cuts out face shields for healthcare workers at Boulder-based Glass Smith II, a custom awards, engraving and product marking company.

Colorado’s efforts to scale up PPE production tangled in federal red tape

Jason Wagner, Fort Lewis College engineering and physics shop manager, operates the college’s water jet cutter using 50,000 pounds of pressure to cut plastic face shields and hoods for the powered air-purifying respirator the MakerLab designed and put into production Tuesday.
Make4Colorado, in collaboration with the Colorado Hospital Association, delivered face shields to health care workers at the Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke, Colorado on April 5.
A doctor at The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus wears a face shield created by Inworks, a makers space at the University of Colorado Denver.
A laser cuts out face shields for healthcare workers at Boulder-based Glass Smith II, a custom awards, engraving and product marking company.
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