COVID-19 3D-Print Projects
Main document for all Covid-19-projects can be found here. This page was updated 05/06/20 @ 9:00PM EDT
Contact David.Hayden@Makeitlabs.com if there's something incorrect below you can't fix yourself.
People and Communication
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We will contact you with details about how to join the Slack group and weekly video conference
We have created a Slack community specifically for coordinating our 3D printing efforts with people outside of MakeIt Labs
The MakeIt Labs Project Lead/Contact is David Hayden ( David.Hayden@Makeitlabs.com )
If all else fails, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org - please be patient for responses, there's a lot going on
3D-Print Projects Look here for what you can do! (updated 4/22/2020 @ 11:30PM EDT)
Face Shield Frames
We will continue to take as many of these as you can print.
In order to assist our clients in identifying the material we have added versions of the STL files for Wilson and Flat Budmen with PLA/ABS/PETG stamped into them. This is the only difference between these files. Please use the correct one based on the material you are printing with. ( This adds 1 minute of print time over the "other" version with out the marking )
We are currently asking you to print one of the following frame designs:
Wilson V5 ( PLA, ABS, PETG, other ) [ 1 hour 11 minutes, 8.19 meters ]
original Wilson Strap Rubber Band ( stl )
Wilson Strap Lock ( stl )
WIlson Strap Adjustable Loop ( stl )
Flat Budmen V3 ( PLA, ABS, PETG, other ) [ 1 hour 3 minutes, 7.11 meters ]
For PLA we recommend printing .3 mm height, 2 shells, 2 top, 2 bottom, 10% infill
We will take any remaining Budmen V4 or Wilson V4.2 that you have, but please switch to one of the models above.
Surgical Mask Strap Extenders (aka Comfort Straps)
We will continue to take as many of these as you can print
These are very popular with medical staff
If you can fit one or two of these on your build plate with a frame please do so. They will add about 15 minutes per strap.
The design called "Surgical Mask Strap Remix" is available on Thingiverse [ 15 minutes, 1.33 meters ]
We have done a remix of this design with a label to indicate what material the strap is printed with. ( PLA, ABS, PETG )
If someone is feeling ambitious it would be nice to redesign this so you could print stacks of these reliably.
Bias Tape Maker ( for your reference )
If you know someone making cloth masks they may appreciate having one or two of these made
It is a tool to help automatically fold material for sewing in such a manner as to create a strap which can be used for mask ties
We are not currently asking you to make any of these but its a cool design that you may find useful
Mega Wilson (Faceshield for Dentists)
For your reference we have included an STL file for the Mega Wilson.
It was designed in consultation with a dentist and allows the loupe to fit comfortably inside the shield.
It is based on a Wilson V5 with slightly deeper profile.
Mega WIlson V5 ( STL ) [1 hour 31 min 10.54 meters]
3D Print Logisitics
Please do not print things for us if you are in a location with a known COVID-19 patient. If you or someone in your household becomes ill, please let us know right away!
Please take reasonable care with hygiene while printing and handling materials.
We will treat everything that comes in to us as if it is covered in virus, but reasonable precautions on your side can make a difference.
Pack up to XX Flat Budmen or Wilsons into a 1 gallon ziplock bag
Pack Mask Extender into a quart size zip lock bag
Mark the bag with
The date packaged
The number and model printed
The material used
Seal the bag only enough to keep items from falling out ( we want to allow any moisture to evaporate )
In the Nashua area you can drop your donations off at MakeIt Labs / 25 Crown Street / Nashua NH 03060
We have an open storage container by the front door to accept donations ( packaged as noted above )
If you dont see the storage container (not the trashcan! ) ring the door bell for assistance.
If all else fails you can leave the bag by the front door and send a message on Slack.
Other locations will be announced when available
If you are unable to drop off your donations send us a message on Slack and we will try to accommodate you
3D Printer Signup form
If you have a printer or printers available and would like to contribute, please click through to the Printer Signup/Registration form and register your printer:
It will help us keep in touch with you and provide important updates