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GA 324 | From Software Engineers to Face Shield Manufacturers with Radek Pietruszewski

By Jessica Bush Updated on June 18th, 2020

This week’s guest is Radek Pietruszewski. To help fight COVID-19 in Poland, Radek and his software engineering colleagues figured out how to quickly manufacture thousands of face shields. He and Ron discussed the details of this impressive project. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How things are going in Poland as far as COVID-19 (4:42)
  • Radek’s background and how he got involved in face shield production (5:43)
  • What die cutting looks like (9:17)
  • Where they got the raw materials from (10:46)
  • Where the face masks are going (14:07)
  • The timeline (16:03)
  • How continuous improvement played a role (18:03)
  • The cycle times for the individual processes (22:28)
  • How they dealt with packaging and shipping (24:08)
  • What production is like now (27:32)
  • What Radek learned through this experience (29:15)

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