One sailor with the Midland Navy Recruiting office is helping out hospitals in Midland and Odessa.

According to NewsWest 9, Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Elias Grey is making 3D-printed face shields for medical personnel during his off-duty time.

Grey is printing the shields with local hospitals in mind.

“Right now, I am producing shields for three local hospitals to include Medical Center Hospital, Odessa Regional Medical Center, and Midland Memorial Hospital,” said Grey. “I am projecting before April 14, that I’ll be printing 100 face shields per day due to the influx of donations to purchase additional 3D printers and plastic to print with.”

Grey has been a 3D printer enthusiast as well as a member of the Facebook 3D Printing Community.

After the COVID-19 pandemic is over, he plans to donate the 3D printer and materials to high schools and colleges in the Midland/Odessa area.

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