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Hello, all!

Prusa, the 3D printer company, has made a good model for a face shield for 3D printers and laser cutters. It includes:

  • A headband printed in any colour of PLA on a printer with a bed 15cm x 20cm.
  • A face shield to be laser cut from PETG 0.5mm/0.02 inches Clear sheet.

Below are some instructions of how to make, disinfect and deliver them here in Vancouver. Maybe someone could do the face shields on the cutter? I’ve never used it.

Anyhow, stay healthy and happy isolating,

Erich

Article about the visors:

Here is how to help:

  1. If you own a 3D printer and the build volume is larger than 200mm x 150mm

Please go to the following website to download the files required to print the VISOR portion of the face shield:

https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/25857-prusa-protective-face-shield-rc3/files

Material that we are using as the current is PLA filament, color does not matter.

Please be aware that these parts are going to be used by medical personnel, so please ensure your printer avoids any non-essential human contact, and make sure you are fully aware of who will be handling the process and printed pieces. If you do have medical alcohol 70% or above, please wipe down the printed parts before storing them in a safe container which also is wiped down. We are currently getting feedback from the hospitals, and improving our design accordingly. If there are any new designs available, we will let everyone know. Please see ADDITIONAL INFO at the end of this document.

  1. If you own a laser cutter

Please got to the following website to download the files required to print the SHIELD portion of the face shield:

https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/25857-prusa-protective-face-shield-rc3/files

Material for the shield is PETG 0.5mm/0.02 inches Clear sheet

Please be aware that these parts are going to be used by medical personnel, so please ensure your printer avoids any non-essential human contact, and make sure you are fully aware of who will be handling the process and printed pieces. We are currently getting feedback from the hospitals and improving our design accordingly. If there are any new designs available, we will let everyone know. Please see ADDITIONAL INFO at the end of this document.

  1. If you can ONLY provide 1 of the 2 parts

If you can only provide the 3D printed visor portion or if you can only provide the clear shield portion, please bring these to the LNG Studios office and leave them in a sealed and sanitized box OUTSIDE our office door. Please provide a label to indicate what is inside. Our address is:
254 - 60 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 0B5

  1. If you are an engineer or designer

Please go to the following website, the healthcare system will be in need of a design for a 3D printable ventilator, please read the info in the website for further information:

https://www.agorize.com/en/challenges/code-life-challenge?t=ijPk3VV2JCbZn0uUJpmVUg

  1. ELASTICS

If you have access to the elastic portion of the face shield, please drop off at the LNG Studios office in a sanitized box and clearly labeled.

Our address is:
254 - 60 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 0B5

  1. If you are none of the above

Please go to our Go Fund Me page to help sponsor the cost of supplies: http://gf.me/u/xtati8

ADDITIONAL INFO FROM PRUSA
If you want to manufacture shields for others

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY

  • Act as if you were infected by the COVID-19 virus. Wear a face mask and a fresh pair of gloves when collecting each batch of printed parts. Store the parts immediately in a sealable bag.

  • Talk with whoever you’re making the shields for, let them know about your manufacturing environment

  • There is still debate about how long the virus survives on plastic, but most sources mention 2-3 days. That means that by letting the packed face shields sit for 2-3 days before distributing them, you’ll greatly reduce risk of transmission

  • Do not store the entire stock in one place, minimize the risk of cross-contamination

More information:

https://blog.prusaprinters.org/from-design-to-mass-3d-printing-of-medical-shields-in-three-days/

How to STERILIZE the face shields
https://help.prusa3d.com/en/article/prusa-face-shield-disinfection_125457

We have tested with live COVID running to verify as many of these sterilization methods as possible.

Assembly manual:

https://manual.prusa3d.com/Guide/Prusa+Face+Shield/1527
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