TxRx Manufactures Protective Medical Equipment

On March 19, (36 hours ago) TxRx  launched the manufacturing of face shields, washable procedure masks with disposable inner filter, replacement n95 respirator, replacement Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR), and substitute Tyvek suits.  This equipment is in critically short supply and Houston will need literally thousands and thousands of these items to protect our front line medical works.

Right now TxRx is running this operation on a shoestring with a handful of volunteers who are working around the clock.  Within 24 hours of launch, they have produced high quality face shields, and have gotten approval from a local hospital for TxRx-designed and manufactured face masks.

TxRx is a non-profit “maker space” which already runs on a shoestring.  They need to raise $50,000 ASAP in order to build an inventory of raw materials of 3D printer plastics (PLA), clear plastic for the face shields, clothe for Tyvek protect suits, and specialized filter material for N95 face masks.

In addition to financial resources, TxRx needs volunteers who can help out in the following areas:

Supply Chain and Purchasing - some of the materials are in short supply, and TxRx needs a dedicated volunteer who can work around the clock sourcing materials.
                             

Crowdsourced Sewing – TxRx is going to stand a program of volunteer and professional sewers who can make masks and protective suits in their homes.  TxRx will supply pre-cut materials and instructions.  TxRx needs volunteers to distribute materials and collect finished products (details to follow, but we hope to be in business by Monday morning).
 

Laser cutter operators – TxRx needs these folks to work at TxRx.  Some skills in this area will be helpful.

 

More information about TXRX Labs:

TXRX Labs, founded in 2009, located in Houston’s East End, is a nonprofit 501(c)3 makerspace that provides over 600 classes each year for adults and youth to receive training in computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines: 3D printers, laser cutters, plasma cutters, lathes, mills, water jets, and router tables, and the foundational software for CNC machining: computer-aided drafting (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). TXRX’s 50,000 square foot facility serve over 4000 Houstonians a year and is staffed by professional educators, engineers, inventors, artists, and coders, who help others use high-tech tools to turn ideas into realities.

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Transmit Receive Labs Inc (TXRX Labs) 
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