Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

3g Wireless Leverages 3D Printers To Help Manufacture Face Shields for Healthcare Workers Battling Coronavirus

27/03/2020

3g Wireless Leverages 3D Printers To Help Manufacture Face Shields for Healthcare Workers Battling Coronavirus The RF-services provider is producing shield holders nearly 24 hours a day By Jason Dachman, Chief Editor

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 9:26 am

Print This Story | Subscribe

Story Highlights

As the world continues to search for new technologies to battle the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, 3D printing has presented an alternative way to get vital personal protective equipment to healthcare workers during this time of crisis. Recently, when there was a call to all businesses in the Baltimore area to help with the manufacturing of face shields for hospital workers, doctors, and frontline medical personnel dealing with COVID-19, 3g Wireless snapped into action.

3g's Sean Owings shows off face-shield holders the company is supplying to help in the coronavirus crisis.

In addition to being an RF-services provider to the sports-broadcast industry, 3g Wireless is an engineering-design, development, and manufacturing company with rapid-prototype 3D-printing capabilities. Working from home, 3g Mechanical Engineer Sean Owings was able to use one of the company's 3D printers to start printing face-mask shield holders. 3g is now making as many as possible to help support the cause, donating the time and materials.

3g custom-manufactures and integrates many innovations for the broadcast industry. For example, Owings was the engineer who designed 3g's Line To Gain Pylons, in-car camera systems, and many other products deployed by broadcasters for major sports events.

On Monday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an order for all non-essential businesses to close. 3g was part of that order and provided a number of its employees, including Owings, the ability to work from home. To push forward many of 3g's current innovation and development projects from home, Owings brought home several rapid-prototype/3D printers.

When he saw a story on local news outlet WBAL about the need for face-mask shield holders, he immediately began printing shield holders using the 3D printing equipment.

3gis working with We the Builders, which is partnering with local organizations Open Works and Innovation Works in Baltimore to coordinate the supply chain, production, and delivery of the protective face shields.

One of 3g's 3D printers produces a face-shield holder. Completed holders are to the right of the machine.

The Makers Unite collaboration has been a meaningful way for 3g to use our resources to help support our frontline healthcare workers, says Owings. We want to help in any way possible.

In terms of the manufacturing process, the headbands that 3g is printing are made from PETG and take approximately five hours each. Open Works Baltimore is making the clear shield and completing final assembly. 3g is running its 3D printers as close to 24 hours a day as possible.

3g is fully supportive of this effort by Sean, says Gordon Capaccio, director, marketing and business development, 3G Wireless. We are always looking for ways to help our local community, and this was a no-brainer. We will make as many as we can to help fill the goal of 1,000 units.

Capaccio encourages other companies with access to 3D printers to find ways in which they can serve the community during this crisis. I am sure there are other local efforts that people can find in their area to help if they have a 3D printer at their disposal.

For more of SVG's coverage on how broadcast vendors are aiding the We The Builders effort, CLICK HERE.
LINK: https://www.sportsvideo.org/2020/03/27/3g-wireless-leverages-3d-printe...
See more stories from svg

More from Sports Video Group

05/06/2020

Seen on Screen: ESPN To Televise MLB Draft on June 10-11; Packer and Durham Return in Split Studio on June 8

Seen on Screen: ESPN To Televise MLB Draft on June 10-11; Packer and Durham Retu...

05/06/2020

Legends Behind the Lens: George Bodenheimer

Legends Behind the Lens: George Bodenheimer He rose from the mailroom to become one of the most influential leaders in sports television history By Brandon Cos...

05/06/2020

Fanview Virtual Fan Tech Can Fill Empty Venues, Engage Audience in New Ways

Fanview Virtual Fan Tech Can Fill Empty Venues, Engage Audience in New Ways By Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director Friday, June 5, 2020 - 1:27 pm Print Th...

05/06/2020

IndyCar's Return to the Track Draws Primetime Slot on NBC, Safety-Focused Production Strategy

IndyCar's Return to the Track Draws Primetime Slot on NBC, Safety-Focused Pr...

04/06/2020

Sports Video Group Unveil Finalists for 2020 SVG College Sports Media Awards

Sports Video Group Unveil Finalists for 2020 SVG College Sports Media Awards 12th-annual ceremony to be streamed on YouTube on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. ET/4 ...

04/06/2020

Super League Gaming Leans Into Digital Gameplay, Remote Production as Audience Grows During Lockdown

Super League Gaming Leans Into Digital Gameplay, Remote Production as Audience G...

04/06/2020

Legends Behind the Lens: Peter Larsson

Legends Behind the Lens: Peter Larsson Through wireless cameras and microphones, the Aussie has been blowing sports television viewers minds for decades By Bra...

03/06/2020

Legends Behind the Lens: John Roch

Legends Behind the Lens: John Roch One of the all-time great tech managers wrote the book - literally - on how run a major production By Brandon Costa, Direct...

03/06/2020

NFL Draft Reflections: Intercoms Keep the Back Channels Open

NFL Draft Reflections: Intercoms Keep the Back Channels Open Clear-Com's IP gear helps a complex production go truly at home' By Dan Daley, Audio Edit...

03/06/2020

Feld Entertainment Brings Back Monster Energy AMA Supercross With Focus on Crew Safety

Feld Entertainment Brings Back Monster Energy AMA Supercross With Focus on Crew ...

03/06/2020

Legends Behind the Lens: Ted Nathanson

Legends Behind the Lens: Ted Nathanson One of the industrys most-beloved directors innovated live storytelling at its core By Brandon Costa, Director of Digita...

03/06/2020

Venue Edge Revolutionizes the In-House Experience for Attending Fans

Venue Edge Revolutionizes the In-House Experience for Attending Fans By Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 3:24 pm Print This S...

02/06/2020

Producing From Home - Graphics Edition: Technologies Being Deployed for At-Home Production Today

Producing From Home - Graphics Edition: Technologies Being Deployed for At-Home ...

02/06/2020

LiveU Goes All-In on 5G With New LU800 Field Production Unit

LiveU Goes All-In on 5G With New LU800 Field Production Unit Solution was built with 5G and sports-content producers at its core By Brandon Costa, Director of ...

02/06/2020

Why the Enhancement Codec Could Be a Value-Add for Sports Broadcasters in Uncertain Times

LCEVC explainer: Why the enhancement codec could be a value-add for sports broad...

02/06/2020

Inside the International Federation of Hockey's Decision to Tap NAGRA for OTT, Digital Offerings

Inside the International Federation of Hockey's Decision to Tap NAGRA for OT...

02/06/2020

This Week in Webinars: AWS, Imagine Comms, Ross Video, Sony, and More

This Week in Webinars: AWS, Imagine Comms, Ross Video, Sony, and More By SVG Staff Monday, June 1, 2020 - 11:49 am Print This Story | Subscribe Story Hi...

02/06/2020

Legends Behind the Lens: Joe Schiavo

Legends Behind the Lens: Joe Schiavo One of the industrys greatest TDs was also one of its most-beloved personalities By Brandon Costa, Director of Digital M...

02/06/2020

Trials and Tribulations: Sunset+Vine's Stephen Booth Talks Early Kick Off, Remote Production Revolution

Trials and tribulations: Sunset Vine's Stephen Booth talks Early Kick Off an...

29/05/2020

SVG Sit-Down: EditShare's Conrad Clemson Provides Update on Company's Evolution in His First Year as CEO

SVG Sit-Down: EditShare's Conrad Clemson Provides Update on Company's Ev...

29/05/2020

Legends Behind the Lens: Mark McCormack

Legends Behind the Lens: Mark McCormack One of the industrys all-time businessmen painted a prosperous future for sports on television By Brandon Costa, Direct...

29/05/2020

The Return of Live Sports Production Continues With MotoAmerica Championship

The Return of Live Sports Production Continues With MotoAmerica Championship LDM Worldwide rolls out production focused on safety, quality By Jason Dachman, C...

29/05/2020

The Switch Launches New MIMiC' Cloud-Based, REMI Production-as-a-Service Platform

The Switch Launches New MIMiC' Cloud-Based, REMI Production-as-a-Service Pl...

29/05/2020

DTV Audio Group Webinar Examines Evolving At-Home Workflows

DTV Audio Group Webinar Examines Evolving At-Home Workflows The pandemic has taken REMI-style production to actual homes By Dan Daley, Audio Editor Thursday,...

29/05/2020

Tech Focus: Networked Audio, Part 1 - Standards Help the Technology Grow Up

Tech Focus: Networked Audio, Part 1 - Standards Help the Technology Grow Up SMPTE 2110, NMOS, AES70, and others aid in increasing adoption for broadcast sports ...

29/05/2020

Tech Focus: Networked Audio, Part 2 - SMPTE Readies a Refresh for ST 2110

Tech Focus: Networked Audio, Part 2 - SMPTE Readies a Refresh for ST 2110 The familiar standards suite is transitioning to IP By Dan Daley, Audio Editor Thur...

29/05/2020

ARRI Lighting Appoints Ivo Ivanovski GM, Business Unit

ARRI Lighting Appoints Ivo Ivanovski GM, Business Unit By Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 9:50 am Print This Story | Subscri...

29/05/2020

Legends Behind the Lens: Ray Dolby

Legends Behind the Lens: Ray Dolby The man behind the most iconic name in audio brought broadcast to the ears of sports fans By Brandon Costa, Director of Digi...

28/05/2020

Seen on Screen: NBC Sports Reminisces About Great Sports Moments With New Podcast Series; ESPN Gets Moving With Peloton All-Star Ride

Seen on Screen: NBC Sports Reminisces About Great Sports Moments With New Podcas...

28/05/2020

Moving Past Lockdown in Italy: Views of OB Providers (Part 2)

Moving past lockdown in Italy: Views of OB providers (Part 2) SVG Europe speaks to Cinevideo, Global Production, Opera BVS and Videe By Roberto Landini, Italia...

28/05/2020

Legends Behind the Lens: Dick Ebersol

Legends Behind the Lens: Dick Ebersol One of sports televisions greatest executives was also one of the most influential entertainers in the history of the medi...

28/05/2020

Aret Readies New Nine-Meter 4K OB Van for Delivery to Qatar

Aret readies new nine-metre 4K OB van for delivery to Qatar By Roberto Landini, Italian Correspondent Monday, May 25, 2020 - 11:45 Print This Story The cl...

28/05/2020

SVG Europe Sports TV Awards 2020 Winners Announced

SVG Europe Sports TV Awards 2020 winners announced Winning entries were unveiled during as live' ceremony on YouTube on Wednesday 27 May at 17:00 UK time ...

28/05/2020

The SVG Podcast: Joe Lynch, Head of Broadcast, Electronic Arts

The SVG Podcast: Joe Lynch, Head of Broadcast, Electronic Arts Inside the socially-distant production of Madden Bowl 20 By Brandon Costa, Director of Digital ...

27/05/2020

DFL To Provide Real-Time Match Analysis Using Amazon Web Services

DFL to provide real-time match analysis using Amazon Web Services By Will Strauss, Editor Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 10:34 Print This Story The technology pa...

27/05/2020

Sports TV Awards Showcase: Outstanding OTT Experience Award

Sports TV Awards Showcase: Outstanding OTT Experience award By Will Strauss, Editor Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 09:42 Print This Story As Wednesday's Spor...

27/05/2020

SVG Europe Sports TV Awards 2020 Ceremony Set for May 27

SVG Europe Sports TV Awards 2020 ceremony set for 27 May Winners to be announced during as live' ceremony on YouTube this Wednesday By Will Strauss, Edito...

27/05/2020

Sky Deutschland Works With RCS for Enhanced Bundesliga Offering

Sky Deutschland works with RCS for enhanced Bundesliga offering By Fergal Ringrose, Editorial Director, Europe Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 16:53 Print This St...

27/05/2020

Bundesliga Restart: How Host Broadcaster Sportcast Captured the Live Action on Matchday 26

Bundesliga re-start: How host broadcaster Sportcast captured the live action on ...

27/05/2020

Legends Behind the Lens: Julius Barnathan

Legends Behind the Lens: Julius Barnathan The original behind-the-scenes revolutionary laid the foundation for Olympics and Election coverage at ABC By Brandon...

27/05/2020

EVS Takes Replay Ops to New Level with LSM-VIA; Opens Door to New Workflows

EVS Takes Replay Ops to New Level with LSM-VIA; Opens Door to New Workflows By Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 12:31 pm Print ...

27/05/2020

HBS Broadcast Academy Video Offers Insights, Tips for Directing in the Age of Coronavirus

HBS Broadcast Academy Video Offers Insights, Tips for Directing in the Age of Co...

22/05/2020

12th-Annual College Sports Media Awards To Stream Virtual Ceremony on June 25

12th-Annual College Sports Media Awards To Stream Virtual Ceremony on June 25 By Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 1:42 pm Prin...

22/05/2020

Texas A&M's 12th Man Productions Makes Move to IP with Cisco, Imagine Communications

Texas A&M's 12th Man Productions Makes Move to IP with Cisco, Imagine Commun...

22/05/2020

Sports TV Awards Showcase: SVG Europe Women Award for Diversity in Sports TV

Sports TV Awards showcase: SVG Europe Women Award for Diversity in Sports TV By SVG Staff Friday, May 22, 2020 - 06:54 Print This Story In the lead-up to ...

22/05/2020

Legends Behind the Lens: Steve Bornstein

Legends Behind the Lens: Steve Bornstein An architect of ESPN and the NFL Network, the media visionary is still shaping sports video entertainment today By Bra...

22/05/2020

The Match Returns; NEP EN1 On Site with Ample Space for Socially Distanced Team

The Match Returns; NEP EN1 On Site with Ample Space for Socially Distanced Team By Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:20 pm Pri...

22/05/2020

In Age of Coronavirus, Sinclair, Altitude, and AT&T RSNs Test MTVG Cloud Control' To Customize Feeds Remotely

In Age of Coronavirus, Sinclair, Altitude, and AT&T RSNs Test MTVG Cloud Contro...

22/05/2020

Register Now! PGA TOUR, MLB Network Highlight At-Home Virtual Series, May 28

Register Now! PGA TOUR, MLB Network Highlight At-Home Virtual Series, May 28 By Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:43 pm Print ...

21/05/2020

Legends Behind the Lens: Pat Sullivan

Legends Behind the Lens: Pat Sullivan The former NFL GM became one of sports television productions most impactful builders By Brandon Costa, Director of Digit...