An Ohio 3D-printing company made face shields for a New York medical facility after Michael Graniero of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Small Business office facilitated the connection. When Graniero learned about hospitals and medical facilities with critical supply needs, he leveraged his government and industry contacts to identify able manufacturing firms with additional capacity. Without a manufacturing line, hospitals in New York and Connecticut risked running out of critical protective gear if the pandemic depleted their existing stock. (Courtesy photo/Pamton3D)

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