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WATCH: Mine tech company turns its 3D printers on COVID-19 crisis

Hard-Line and its partners producing headband material for face shields

Greater Sudbury mine tech company Hard-Line is putting its 3D printers to use by producing materials to be used for personal protective equipment at Health Sciences North.

Hard-Line is one of eleven partners within the community of Sudbury creating PPE for health-care professionals at HSN. Through the leadership of Laurentian University, local groups came together to lend support during the COVID-19 crisis. Hard-Line's 3D printers are producing the headband material that will be used for face shields.

On April 1, 300 PPE headbands were dropped off at HSN with another shipment of hundreds more delivered today.

"We are doing whatever we can to help as many health-care professionals as possible, said France Dubois Hnatiuk, Hard-Line's vice-president of Operations. 

"We are all in this together, and every unit counts. It's our way of saying thank you to all the frontline health-care workers and we can't thank them enough.

Hard-Line's partners are Laurentian University, Cambrian College, Collège Boréal, NOSM, SNOLAB, Science North, SHYFTinc, Ionic Mechatronics, Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School and Lively District Secondary School.