Im sure everybody has heard of covid-19 by now. I’m also sure that you have seen there has been a shortage of facemasks and alike. The 3D printing community has come together to help resolve this issue by creating 3D printed COVID-19 mask. 3D printing is a fast effective way to help produce strong durable parts. Parts that otherwise would take months to produce if they were manufactured elsewhere abroad.
Will the parts produce the same level of protection?
Also known as PPE (personal protective equipment) the parts are not as protective as medical-grade equipment. They do however provide barrier protection against. There are however things that can be done to help optimize the quality of protection.
They can’t ever provide the same level of air filtration, and infection control as FDA cleared surgical masks.
What to look for when using a 3D printed COVID-19 mask.
When using a 3D printed COVID-19 face mask you need to check them over before use. Looking for things such as leaks, the health practitioner can breathe efficiently, recognize the downfalls of using a 3D printed mask, and safely disposing of it post-use, being aware that the mask may contain infectious materials.
What mask to use?
An N-95 face mask is whats recommended for the best type of protection. These items do not need to be sterile for use. This makes it easier For parts to be manufactures as there are fewer regulations for use.
I have a design and need it printed
MotionX is committed to helping keep the world safe and aid in the treatment of not just COVID-19 carriers, but other medical issues alike. Our 3D printer is here for anybody to use who would like to print, trial, or print a large volume of pieces. Our printer is able to manufacture approximately 30-40 pieces at a time, with a 24-hour turnaround. We will only charge manufacturing and postage costs. If you are using the parts for this cause.
People in Australia must stay at least 1.5 meters away from others and gatherings are limited to two people unless you are with your family or household.
If you believe you may have contracted the virus, call your doctor (don’t visit) or contact the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080. If you are struggling to breathe or experiencing a medical emergency, call 000.