Heroes Among Us: Anaheim artist uses 3D printer to make face shields for healthcare workers

Despite being out of work, an Anaheim artist has been using his talents to manufacture face shields in his home workshop to donate to healthcare workers at local hospitals.

Michael Sypher, 26, is a Knott’s Berry Farm employee who is a makeup artist and also creates technical effects for the park's shows. However, the Southern California theme park is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sypher is making good use of his time off to help others by making face shields.

It takes about six hours to make two shields using his 3D printer, he said.

Sypher has been a Knott’s Berry Farm employee since 2011 and says he’ll receive his last paycheck next week until the park reopens.

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