Fettinger puts LPHS’ 3-D printers to work


Mr. Fettinger and a team of fellow staff, students and community members are printing PPE to help during the COVID-19 crisis. 

The LPHS Media Center received 3-D printers during the 2016-2017 school year, and while the printers have been used, the finished products are now helping protect those on the front lines.. Despite school being closed, librarian Mr. Fettinger was allowed into LPHS and has put the printers to use since the last week of March.

Fettinger and the team have found that it is possible for them to print eight masks a day, which is making quite a difference over time.

Fettinger is set on making these masks for the people who are in need.

“We are going to continue to make them until someone asks us to stop or if something breaks on the printers,” Fettinger said.

Every Thursday at noon, La Porte Hospital picks up the 3-D printed masks from LPHS. 

In the end I hope none of the masks are ever used. It just means that La Porte was spared the pain and suffering other communities faced and if they are used I’m glad we were able to protect the people we rely on for our health,” Fettinger said.

Fettinger is yet another selfless soul who is willing to sacrifice his time for those who are in need during desperate times.

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