Due to the shortage of PPE during the COVID19 pandemic. Threat Tec has decided to develop and distribute reusable face masks and face shields with our ThreatWerx prototyping division. Current focus is to provide PPE to communities surrounding our HQ in Hampton, VA and and satellite office near Champaign, IL which both now have multiple 3d printers running at capacity to create parts for respirator masks and shields. We started with a design created by the Billings foundation in Montana (which can be seen here https://youtu.be/I7imofVk-pk ) and are currently working with our local health care workers to test and iterate on that design to maximize comfort and effectiveness. You can see updates on the project at https://www.facebook.com/ThreatTec . Meanwhile we are ramping up our 3D printing capability and these two locations and organizing our local communities of individual makers to print and drop of pieces for assembly and distribution. As we are not selling these masks, we are looking for donations to support the purchase of materials such as 3D printer filament, filter material, elastic bands and other material needs that might arise. Bottom line is all funds raised here will go directly towards offsetting the cost of the effort and allowing Threat Tec to scale and support as many health care professionals as possible in this time of need.
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