Montana Science Center making masks with 3D printer

Even though the Montana Science Center is temporarily closed, executive director Abby Turner was keeping an eye out for what the center could be doing for Bozeman.

“We had been watching the ways that people are helping out,” Turner said. “For us, we knew that some of the resources that we had available at the Science Center were going to be useful.”

One of those things, it turns out, was the Science Center’s 3D printer. After the Billings Clinic approved the design of a 3D-printed respiratory mask last week, Turner fired up the printer and got to work.