Fairfax High School’s Junior Uses 3D Printing To Make Protective Gear

A Fairfax County teen is using 3D printing technology to make sure first responders and local businesses are getting the protective gear they need to serve the community. Aashray Manchanda, a junior at Fairfax High School, has been working with 3D printing technology as part of a robotics club for years. He was keen to look for a way to make a difference during the pandemic. He said, “That sort of inspired me to put my engineering skills to use”. According to wtop.com, “Manchanda said he and a friend in New York printed and donated more than 250 face shields. They’ve since launched Hack the Pandemic, and have begun connecting local people who can sew and print with medical professionals and small businesses in need of their skills through their organization. He said the response has been overwhelming. “There’s been a ton of really good response from the community,” he added.”

As per wtop.com, “Through Hack the Pandemic, they’ve been able to crowdsource the efforts of many who have masks available or want to make masks but don’t know where to send them. Hack the Pandemic has helped get more than 1,600 masks to those in need in New York and across Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. They’re inviting anyone with a 3D printer to join their team to help meet demand. The group is working with a nonprofit, Fair Lakes Youth Association, to make sure the donations are tax-deductible.”

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.