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Canaan man uses 3D printer, pieces of swing set to make coronavirus, COVID-19 face shields

"I'll keep making them as fast as I can make them and get them out to people." Rick Sisco of Canaan said.

CANAAN, Maine — Editor’s note: You are starting to hear the term ‘flattening the curve’ as a way to stem the tide of coronavirus cases. The above video explains what that means. 

A local man is using old pieces from his kid's swing set to save lives during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.

Rick Sisco of Canaan started using his 3D printer to assemble face shields for whoever needs them. It takes an hour and ten minutes just to make one frame but Sisco already had 50 ready for assembly in one day.

He tells NEWS CENTER Maine that the demand for the shields is a lot higher than he originally expected. 

"Right now, it's becoming more demand than I thought it was going to be. At first, I was thinking 'Well, I'll make them for the hospital. I'll make them for the fire department.' But I've had people reach out to me for them that I wasn't expecting. And I don't want to turn anybody away."

At NEWS CENTER Maine, we're focusing our news coverage on the facts and not the fear around the illness. To see our full coverage, visit our coronavirus section, here: /coronavirus

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