Face shields for Hospitals/Medical Pros

We are a rapidly growing community of makers, working to provide critical medical supplies to those treating patients with Coronavirus.

After hearing about the shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) from my wife and sister, who both work in the healthcare system, a friend and I brainstormed how we could help. Utilizing the cutting equipment from my small business and my friend’s 3D printers, we decided on producing Josef Prusa’s face shield design and got to work immediately. While we were validating the feasibility separately, we created an open community forum knowing that many other hospitals were also suffering from shortages of PPE, and that many people wanted to help. 

Within hours, we had over 800 community makers join our Slack group. Within days, we had over 1300 members. 

We have partnered up with a Maker Space in Greenville, SC, along with other businesses and nonprofit organizations to act as a central hub for makers nationwide. They can send in the 3d printed and laser-cut pieces of masks they’ve made to our hub, where we will clean, assemble, package, and distribute them to medical workers in need, all across the country. 

Our mission is simple. Get as many face shields as we can, to the hands of healthcare professionals. 

For each $20 contributed we can make and ship ~8 face shields for those in need. 



WHO WE ARE

Philip Prescott is the CTO of a technology company, as well as a product engineer, and fabricator designing high precision products. With family members working in state health crisis management, he knew he had to help.  After joining the open community, Philip immediately volunteered to cut thousands of shields using his high volume lasers.

Ji Hoon Heo is the CEO of TesBros, a Tesla accessories eCommerce Store. After finding out that his wife and sister's hospitals were short on PPEs, he and his friend, Tyler, started the open community for making these 3D printed face shields. 

PARTNERS

- ReCraft Creative ReUse Center
- Synergy Mill - Greenville Maker Space 
- Takmade 
- TesBros
- Maker Nexus 

OUR GOAL

We are currently working with 1000+ volunteers to get as many masks produced. We are also looking into getting injection molds to produce a higher volume. 

We would like to manufacture 10,000 face shields.

FAQ

How will the funds be used?
100% of the funds will go directly towards the 3D printed face shields  We will start by producing face shields based on Josef Prusa's RC3 design. We will use the funds to purchase all materials to make them which includes PETG plastic sheets, filaments for 3D printers, and elastics. 

Your donations will not be applied to any administrative fees. 

How are you manufacturing the face shields?
We have over 1300+ volunteers in our community who are printing these parts all over United States. They will be shipping finished products to our hub in Greenville Maker Space where we will clean, sanitize, package and distribute to hospitals in the US.

How are you distributing the face shields?
Hospitals can request PPEs through our website. Once approved, we will ship or deliver the requested amounts to their location. 

Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes. We partnered with ReCraft Creative ReUse Center, a 501(c)(3) organization. 

Aside from donations, how can we help?
There are many ways to help. As a maker, you can either donate 3D printed parts, shields, elastics or fabric and ship it to our hub at Synergy Mill - Maker Space Greenville, 400 Birnie Street, Suite B, Greenville, SC, 29611. There, we will clean, sanitize, and distribute to hospitals. Other ways you can help is by sharing the world through your social networks.

I work at the hospital or I'm an admin at a hospital. How can I request PPE?
Please use this form here https://3dforcovid.com/request-for-ppe/. You can request and our team will get back to you as soon as we can. If it is urgent, please email us at [email redacted] and use the subject line URGENT.

I am a company and interested in getting involved or helping. Who do I contact?
Please contact us at [email redacted] and we're happy to work with you!

Follow us on social media! 
Twitter: @3dforcovid
Facebook: @3dforcovid
Instagram: @3dforcovid

Donations

  • James Shortell 
    • $50 
    • 17 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 17 d
  • Stephanie Howard 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Emily Bradshaw 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Heather Miller 
    • $290 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer

Philip Prescott 
Organizer
Greenville, SC
Recraft Creative Reuse Center 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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