Technologist uses 3-D printer to aid health-care workers

‘These are times that call for creative solutions.’

A credit union consultant is using his technology expertise and equipment to create much-needed supplies for medical workers.

John Best, CEO/co-founder of Best Innovation Group (BIG), is using a 3-D printer to produce masks for frontline medical staff.

“These are times that call for creative solutions,” Best says. “I’m sitting at home like everybody else. If there’s a way I can provide help where it’s most needed and I have the means to do it, I’m going use the tools I have available to me.”

Best says he and Elliot Cotto, BIG’s chief creative officer, were lamenting the shortage of personal protective equipment for medical workers. Cotto’s girlfriend has two daughters who work in medical facilities, and they don’t have enough equipment.


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