Lending a hand: One local man’s mission to make face shields with his 3D printers!

April 6, 2020

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

I don’t know about you, but seeing the incredible work so many in our community are doing to help others – makes my heart incredible full! There are so many people working hard from home while helping others during this terrible time for all of us.

I’m trying to share those stories because frankly, we all need to know about all the good out there!

Two years ago – my friend Chris Camacho took a risk – he left his job to start his own business – a 3D printing company called UniWerks Design.

He makes 3D printed parts for Volkswagen vehicles and so much more!

Right now the Orchard Park man is printing life-saving face shields! He’s already made a donated his first batch of 60 for Erie County Medical Center.



I asked him why he decided to help.

“I am on the development team for an international charity called Makers-United. We developed the face shield from an existing design currently in used in several hospitals in Mexico. We made just a few tweaks to make it more versatile.”

Chris has five 3D printers which he’s been using to help make these shields. Just one person doing his part to help those on the front lines of this horrific fight.

Awesome job, Chris!  Awesome job.


More stories about people helping.

Buffalo Firefighters buy remaining product at Ko’s Kettle Corn in Broadway Market to help the small business! What they did next is AMAZING!


West Seneca Police Department donates much needed equipment to medical professionals on the front lines!

Habitat for Humanity Buffalo donates 20,000 masks to Kaleida Health



Senior Wishes Charity organizations is shifting resources to help seniors in need of food and other basic items.



About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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