Thank you for your interest in using your 3D printer to help our healthcare workers on the frontline! If you are already printing shields/supplies for a local hospital/friend you support, then keep it up!
If you don't have a hospital contact and want to start helping, we are here to help connect you to a hospital in need! All you need to do is sing up on the form either on the front page or at the bottom of this page. Some resources to help get starting on printing face shields are below.
Face Shield Model
The 3D print model we currently recommend is the 3DVerkstan model. We advise on this model due to it being a popular NIH approved model and also being a widely supported design. This model can be found HERE.
Another reason we chose the 3DVerkstan model is due to the added support of print settings.
The print guide can be found HERE.
Face Shield Assembly
In addition to the print, you would also need a hole puncher, and a plastic sheets that can be ordered. We have found some success ordering here, but the design is designed to work with readily available plastic sheets.
THIS IS LAST RESORT DEVICE, NOT INTENDED TO BE A REGULAR PPE (PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT) OR A N95 MASK. AS ANY 3D PRINTED DEVICE, YOU SHOULD POST-PROCESS, CLEAN, AND SEAL THE MASK IN ORDER TO USE PROPERLY.
The production of medical parts requires conformance with certain regulations. The parts and designs of our shields and mask do not have regulatory clearance at this time. Any required validations and regulatory approvals are not the responsibility of Shields for Nurses.
Any design files referenced or provided by Shields for Nurses are provided “as-is” without any warranties or guarantees of any kind. Design files for the manufacture of parts for medical use do not include any registrations or certifications. Users of the design files are solely responsible for their use of the design files and any applicable regulatory approvals (or exceptions thereto) and any claims of liability, including but not limited to products liability or intellectual property infringement, and will indemnify Shields for Nurses for any liability that may result from use of the design files.