Moravian College Students Work 24/7 to Print 3D Stethoscopes

Written by on April 30, 2020

Moravian College Students Work 24/7 to Print 3D Stethoscopes

By Staci Inez

April 30

Photo | Staci Inez / WLVR

Students at Moravian College are working around the clock to produce medical equipment for healthcare workers and first responders. 

Moravian’s third printing team talked with St. Luke’s Hospital and found that stethoscopes were in high demand because they are now disposable. 

The team of four students staffs the lab 24 hours a day to print stethoscopes and face shields for volunteer firefighters, nursing homes and emergency dentists.

Team Director, Dr. Jeff Bush says they’ve already given about 300 stethoscopes to st. Luke’s. 

“We discussed it with our nursing department— we actually had nurses in here trying the various stethoscopes that we made to make sure they were acoustically accurate for real stethoscopes.” 

Moravian College junior,  William Brandes has been on the team since his freshman year; he works overnights in the lab.

“It feels really good…if we weren’t helping people, there’s no way I’d be coming in from 1 to 6 a.m. five days a week to do it, that’s what keeps me going,”said Brandes.  

Dr. Bush says the chemistry department at Moravian heavily sanitizes all equipment before it is delivered to workers on the front line. 

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