3D Printed Face Shields and Sewn Masks

UPDATE 2

A main concern was the distribution of the face shields; making sure they get into the right hands, quickly and efficiently.  Well, problem solved!

I have teamed up with a group of engineers at Dell, working with UT Medical Center and the City of Austin.  I will be combining my face shield output with their output.  Together we can increase the overall quantity and efficiently distribute the face shields to those who need them the most.

I am still independently making masks and will continue to donate the finished masks out to the general public. 

I could really use some help for raw material and fabric!

Thanks!

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We know that times are tough and business has slowed down.   We have the time, machinery, and skills towards helping those on the front lines.  That means combining our 3D printing and our industrial sewing machines towards making PPE masks and face shields.

I currently use a 3D printer for product prototypes (just for product evaluation and validation).  I only have 1 working 3D printer but have 2 additional 3D printers that need repairs and upgrades.

46369154_1585853102293222_r.jpeg3D Printer at work, printing the NIH  Face Shield

46369154_1584896330928968_r.jpeg3D Printers in need of repair and upgrades

If I can raise enough for the repairs and upgrades, I can dedicate these 3D printers for making parts, most likely shields to accompany the masks.  I can run these machines 24/7 to mitigate some of the shortages during these times. 
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NIH Face Shield

Not only could we 3D print some of these items, but we are already set up with a few industrial sewing machines that can be used for the masks.  We have some Juki industrial machines and home machines that we used for production and are now sitting idle.
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There could be a time when hospitals, clinics, first responders, and high-risk individuals will be in dire need.  We hope to supply these finished parts where they are needed the most, but need your help to make it happen.




The costs will include;

Parts and upgrades for the 3 machines

Filament necessary for 3D printed face shields 

Material for sewing masks 


Will you Help

We have dedicated our sewing machines, 3D printers, out time, materials, and work towards helping those on the front line. 

The more donations we receive, the more masks and shields we can make.

Donations

  • Melissa Cooper 
    • $25 
    • 2 d
  • Siobhain Bierschenk 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Mark Powers 
    • $20 
    • 7 d
  • Mark Powers 
    • $20 
    • 16 d
  • Diane Davis 
    • $100 
    • 18 d

Organizer

Randy Gray 
Organizer
Leander, TX
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