A group of volunteers from Kitsap Makers is 3D printing various PPE.
Are you a member of a health or first responder organization in need of personal protection equipment (PPE)? We are currently producing: face shields and ear-saver band holder clips.
Armed with a few 3D printers, goods donated/purchased from all over the area, and a need to help others, we want to do our best to support our local medical staff by providing them with as many masks and face shields as possible. These plastic masks can be sanitized between rooms and allow for multiple filter replacements during a shift. Even just one filter can be cut approximately 4-5 times to be used as airtight filters. Reusable masks can make a world of a difference for those working in close proximity to patients, offering much more protection than a paper surgical mask. As long we have the materials, we will continue making as many masks and face shields possible. You can read more about others doing similar work in Kitsap County with aid from the U.S. Navy.
Unfortunately, the materials required to make the masks aren't cheap and they can be labor-intensive. Our volunteers have already spent hundreds of dollars of their own money on testing and creating these PPEs, and thus, we're asking for any help at all financially so that they don't have to bear this burden alone. 100% of donations will go directly toward creating and distributing our 3D printed PPE to healthcare professionals.
Here are some of the materials we need:
+ Filament for the 3D printer
+ Binding covers for face shields
+ Filter elements for the face masks
+ Sand paper
+ Clear coat
We are grateful for any donations toward this cause. Even $5 can make a difference for a healthcare professional in need of a reusable mask or face shield. If you can't donate, please consider sharing this page on your own social media platform. Thank you for all your generous support of this endeavor!
We are a group of passionate community members trying to do our part to help our local community. The makers who are participating in this effort from both Navy and private sector backgrounds. The makers are engineers, technologists, and from varying other technical and engineering fields. We also have folks in the group who are in the local health care industry who are helping distribute and consult on the various PPE.