Face Shield Initiative

We are a group of St. Louis volunteer designers, fabricators, and doctors researching and developing designs to provide face masks for local EMTs, nurses, and doctors. Face Shield Initiative STL has been working closely with Barnes-Jewish Hospital to provide alternate sources for much-needed medical supplies.

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Our Initiative

Currently we are operating with over 30 community members, who run 3D printers at home to help build small batch supplies for face shields. Three makerspaces (MADE Makerspace, Inventor Forge, and Arch Reactor) are assisting with the hands-on manufacturing needs of FSISTL. We recognize a need for flexibility, reliability, and community as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads into our St. Louis regional area.

Our team works around the clock, and out of pocket. All donated funds are used to help this jump-started organization pay for materials (PETG sheets and filament, PLA filament, and more) and administrative needs (ex. website, utilities) as we evolve.


Cortex Innovation CommunityThe Magic HouseDelmar Maker DistrictChelar Tool & Die Inc.Gateway Escape RoomsSaint Louis Science CenterComputer Aided TechnologyAnchor PackagingAbiding Savior Lutheran SchoolACI Plastics Fabrication and Supply