My recent experience with former students working in hospitals is they need PPE. There are lots of designs for face shields and some require 3D printing. Other in our group (118, 1477, and 148) are working on designs that are 100% water-jet cut. 3D printing takes time but can fill the need until the faster processes are online.
My goal with this post is to connect medical personnel around the country with teams or companies that have manufacturing capabilities that can help. Here is an real life example.
I am looking for someone that can 3D print PLA in the Philadelphia area. Please send me a private message through CD or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s it. This is not the place to discuss what works and what doesn’t. As an example, there has been quite a bit of discussion about whether open top face shields are suitable. The Chief Medical Officer at a local hospital says he wants 100 to 300. Good enough for me.
I am personally looking for help in several areas because I have many students around the country working in the medical field. I am also working with someone administering the Million Mask Challenge and they have a need for non-medical parts to speed up the production of surgical masks.
I have tried messaging several teams directly, through the web-page contacts, to no avail. This seems more efficient. If a team isn’t available in that particular area, we will do what we can by shipping what we can to them.