ABOUT MERCY FACE SHIELD
In reaction to the acute shortage of protective wear for medical personnel in the current pandemic situation, we have quickly developed and started to mass-produce protective face shields.
We have already printed and donated to medics and other professionals in the Orance County.
But the shortage is global and everyone with a 3D printer can help! 3D printing communities across the world became a massive driving force in the effort to produce protective wear for those, who need it the most.
This is why the design of the shields is fully open-source, anyone can produce it and/or modify it. Also, the shields are made from easily accessible and inexpensive materials. We would like to ask you to help us by spreading the word or even joining the collective endeavour - as a community, we can help thousands of people in need.
Reach out to institutions in your local area and ask them if they could use some additional protective wear (chances are they definitely could!). It’s not only about hospitals and other first responders like police officers and firemen, but also nursing homes, dentists, or just grocery store staff - simply put, you could offer your help to all those who now have to stay in the service or be in contact with many other people in the time of crisis.
Orange County, CA
How To Build it Yourself
3D PRINTING SHIELD FRAMES
HOLE PUNCH CLEAR PLASTIC
The printable files including the description of the changes are available at Thingiverse.
This design supports 3-hole punch system for use with sheets. Visor features covered top and tight tension across 8.5x11in sheet. Tested shield clearance with safety goggles and face mask.
Full 8.5x11in sheet is used with exception of trimming corners near chin area. 3-hole punch applied to both sides. Visor and bottom holder use same 3-hole punch (2 x 4.25in – 0.25in hole diameter).
Mount the transparency film on the headband using the the 3 holes from the right.
Curls on the ends of arm holds a rubber band.
Arms are thin to minimize head coverage and use less material for faster print times.
8.5x11in sheets of transparency film was used for test fitting. A minimum of 4 mil (for Polyester) – 5 mil (for Mylar) material thickness has been medically approved, only use thinner sheets for test fitting purposes.
Disinfect the shield before the use. Disinfect it with diluted bleach and have the final user to disinfect it again before