On March 20th, the Canadian Government put out a public plea for manufacturers to re-tool to produce much needed supplies for the COVID-19 pandemic. Percept Systems, a company which normally produces specialized computer vision systems for the aviation industry, stepped up to the plate. Within 48 hours, and with the help of a 3D printer, their R&D team came up with an initial design for medical-grade face shields. However, the design took 2 hours to print - way too long for industrial manufacturing. The company then partnered with a local manufacturer of body armor and used a laser cutter to reduce production time to 2 minutes. They obtained a Health Canada medical device establishment license and won a Government contract to begin supplying large quantities of domestically-manufactured face shields to be distributed to medical facilities all over the country.