UNG faculty, staff and alumni make 3-D printed face masks – Photos by Peggy Cozart
University of North Georgia faculty, staff and alumni are making 3-D printed face masks. A team led by visual arts professor Jon Mehlferber and Enes Aganovic, assistant director of technology integration, is creating hundreds of masks to be distributed to healthcare professionals and to UNG facilities and public safety staff. Cumming dentist Mark Causey, a UNG alum, worked with engineer Daniel Bauen and a lab technician from Causey’s office to devise this PPE mask. The initial design was refined by Mehlferber and Aganovic so that it can be successfully 3D-printed on many different types of devices, and made in varying sizes. It utilizes disposable and replaceable HEPA or N95 filters, but the mask itself can be disinfected and used indefinitely.