3D Printing to Help Healthcare Providers

*Hi! Our names are Joseph Finan and Melissa Guerrero. Together we are #TheFinanFactory and #GuerreroLabs and we are volunteering our time, talents and resources to fight COVID-19! We have been working hard for several weeks now, and the need for 3d-printed PPE is still great.

*In order to help get needed items into the hands of medical professionals, we are currently using a 3D printer to print parts for an open-source medical face shield developed by Joseph Prusa, and improved by Joseph Finan to be compatible with a standard 3-hole-punch.  We also print ear savers, which get the elastic from face masks off of the ears in order to prevent pain and irritation.

*We donate all of the PPE we make at no cost to the recipients. This is only possible because of generous donors to this GoFundMe. We have donated in small batches of 8 ear savers all the way up to large batches of 70+ items. We also have several customers who have continued to struggle to get PPE from their normal suppliers, and their orders keep getting cancelled, so they have reached out to us to bridge the gap.

*The face shields and ear savers can be cleaned with bleach solution or rubbing alcohol, and are made from PLA plastic (biodegradable!), clear plastic binder covers and sewing elastic. They are designed to be sanitized and re-used for multiple shifts.

*We have donated 449 face shields and 396 ear savers so far in the DFW Metroplex, and have founded the group Dallas3dPrintersClub to coordinate efforts with other Dallas 3D printing enthusiasts and to ramp up production. Join us on Facebook here .

*The money you donate will go directly to covering the necessary materials and expenses. For transparency, our spending sheet is here  .

*We are trying to help as many healthcare providers, community members and front-line essential workers as possible, and need financial support to keep going. Thank you so much for your generosity!

*Please email us with questions, feedback and PPE requests: [email redacted]
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Organizer

Melissa Mercedes Guerrero 
Organizer
Richardson, TX
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