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COVID-19 Face Shields

Main document for all Covid-19-projects can be found here. This page was updated 04/01/20 @ 10:00PM EST

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Project Lead/Inquiries
: Alexander Bissell

Non-3D printed versions (Delve, Origami)

Laser cut shield, Assembled with foam/elastic
Here's a one-page summary of the design: PAGE2 US LETTER.pdf

Origami (being tested/vetted as of 04/01/20 10:00PM, looking good so far)

3D-Printed "Budmen" Faceshields

PET donations
Makeit Labs has received a donation of multiple rolls of PET plastic in both 0.010" and 0.0135" thickness, and a variety of widths.
Materials from McMaster-Carr:
Makeit Labs is meeting with die cutters with available bandwidth to accelerate production, but is also making sheets available to area makerspaces, and working to coordinate more national level supply chain logistics.

Process to request PET
1) Contact with "PET REQUEST" in the subject line
2) Provide contact info:
- Who are you
- What group are you part of
- What hospital(s) or facilities are you working with
- How much can you use

Additional info: (from Bill, loosely interpreted) Updated 3/25/20 @ 2:35PM EST
  • PET Sourcing: Need national-level distribution points willing to receive, have national level suppliers meetings in progress today. Some progress there with OSCMS and HE
  • Regional PET: Sourcing is not an issue. We can get as much as needed locally. Can get commercial fab in touch with commercial accounts at national supplier easily and quickly. 
  • Distribution: Waiting on protocols from hospital(s) on how the want to receive. Hospitals will be more picky, but minimum should be a wash/soak line for any recipient on shields. TBD on foam.
  • Foam:
    • FujiFilm looking into it, open to other sources.
    • Custom Die-cut in Windham able to source neoprene foam that they can apply adhesive and backer to, cost still pending.
  • Elastic Straps: FujiFilm looking into it.
    • Diecutusa has sourced 50 yard rolls of 1 inch white elastic at $20/roll.

FaceShield Laser-cut Shield Files

Mordecai Veldt,
Mar 25, 2020, 8:58 AM
Mordecai Veldt,
Mar 25, 2020, 8:56 AM
David Hayden,
Mar 25, 2020, 9:33 AM
Dave Shevett,
Apr 1, 2020, 10:23 AM