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Making PPE at Home

Virtually Maker Faire 2020

May 22nd-23rd

Exhibit Making

We are making Personal Protective Equipment at home for distribution to hospitals and clinics in California, Arizona, Colorado, and Georgia. Our family Make group is the Benevolent Order of Makers, and we are networking with friends as San Diego 3D Printing For a Cause. Because we are coordinated with a larger group of volunteers, we can concentrate on the development and production of face shield frames and ear savers, while other participants manage communication with hospitals, fundraising, coordinating deliveries, sewing face masks, and more 3D printing. We have focused our efforts on designing and prototyping face shield frames for casting. We were interested in scaling up our production of PPE by making them faster, cleaner (less finish work), and using a design that is easier to sanitize, and more comfortable to wear. We would like to share how because of our experience in making, plus additional research and designing for this particular making effort, we have been able to develop molds for casting face shield frames, as well as ear savers. We are coming close to producing 700 face shield frames, in our home.

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