3DPrinted Mask Shields for Healthcare Workers

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Amidst the COVID-19 epidemic, we are going to get right to the point. 

As we all are aware, there is a desperate need worldwide for N95 masks worn by medical professionals. Typically, a N95 mask is worn once and then disposed. But amid shortages medical workers are being instructed to recycle their masks for up to five days. As protective gear shortages put our medical workers at risk, we are developing a network to produce plastic prototype 3D-printed shields to place over the N95 masks to protect the N95 masks from splatter, and give them to the medical community for free.  

We are also sharing our files with others with 3DPrinters who agree to make and distribute the shields FOR FREE.

Our goals is to get as many of these shields into the hands of medical works as quickly as possible.

Please chip-in what you can--a shield costs about 10 cents to make, and about $8 to ship. So far, we have been personally footing the bill for the shields. But, due to ENORMOUS response, we are asking for your financial support to cover the costs.

We are using at-home 3D printers, some elbow grease and good-old American ingenuity to support our heroic medical community until mask factories can catch-up and make this need irrelevant.  Until that time, we need funds cover the materials, printers, and shipping.    All donations go toward this effort. Any resources left over after this campaign will be donated to COVID-19 recovery charities.

To get the shields, please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2LBP2DH

To sign up as a maker, please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7KXDRM9

To get the files for 3D printing and help!  Please click here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1-7AqfcKaGstJ0goRNiYks1Y732DsCLHn?fbclid=IwAR201HiuLkO-IfymI_jZg23gccLgJ0tLUFUPtvm7SjPjhAaEpaa9EFlROsU

Tech workspace: https://app.slack.com/client/T010C9LU474/learning-slack

To learn more about how this all got started, please click here:
https://www.washingtonian.com/2020/03/22/crisis-heroes-meet-the-virginia-couple-3d-printing-mask-shields-for-medical-workers/?fbclid=IwAR2Hb2ynRGcTyv8dRtHpEAlUrUWoquuV5o7MazBCSt0ujIuuXvYYkpG9h9k 

To share with your networks or get more info, please click here:  www.collectiveshield.org


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Please have extra compassion and patience for others

And be safe.  

**These are prototypes to respond to a pressing need from the medical community. They have not been tested, vetted, or approved.  Make and use at your own risk. The distributed nature of localized production creates challenges to standardization. Each shield should be inspected before use and disinfected in accordance with your expertise. When in doubt, don’t use it. The 3dPrinting community is not producing sanitized shields. These are prototype shields. We cannot advise or make any claims regarding sanitation and sterilization**

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