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Lyman-Morse designs protection for local health care workers

Apr 09, 2020
Lyman-Morse is building an intubation box which will be donated to local hospitals.

Thomaston — Lyman-Morse and its specialized business divisions are helping local health care workers on the front line against COVID-19, by building personal protective equipment.

Lyman-Morse Technologies is building and donating intubation aerosol boxes, which will protect nurses while intubating Covid-19 patients; a metal structure for a similar purpose; and the company is using a 3D printer to fabricate frames for face shields.

The intubation box works by sitting over the head and shoulders of a patient as they are intubated by a provider. It is based on an open source design originally devised by Dr. Hsien Yung Lai in Taiwan. After Lyman-Morse Special Projects Director Joshua Moore was alerted to the design, CNC Division Manager Rob McKay used Lyman-Morse’s Haas GR712 CNC router to produce the plexiglass box.

The box acts as a protective shield between the patient and medical staff, thereby reducing the medical staff’s exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19). After each intubation, the box can be cleaned with a bleach, alcohol solution, or the Sani-Cloth wipes that most hospitals have on hand.

All of the equipment is being delivered to Lincoln Health Miles Hospital in Damariscotta.

“Lyman-Morse has built a worldwide reputation for its rapid prototyping skills and cutting-edge technology, and it is wonderful to be able to put those skills and tools to work for our local health care workers,” said Drew Lyman, president of Lyman-Morse.

“It makes us feel good to know that we can do something helpful for our community at this time. We are not a mass producer, but as we are all learning, any measure to help can be important.”

For more information about Lyman-Morse, visit, call 354-6904, or emai

A frame used to hold a face shield is part of the personal protective equipment used by healthcare professionals in the fight against COVID-19. Lyman-Morse is fabricating the frames to donate to local hospitals.
Pictured is an open source intubation box, created by Lyman-Morse Technologies.
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Comments (2)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Apr 09, 2020 12:43

Protection for our nurses is primary. What a wonderful idea! Stay safe out there. God Bless!


Posted by: Debra Damon | Apr 09, 2020 09:25

What a great idea! Thank you Lyman-Morse for you generosity. Hopefully some will be made for our nurses and doctors at Penbay too. We live in such a great community.

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