PRINTING GROUPS TO THE RESCUE!
OPEN SOURCE FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/opensourcecovid19medicalsupplies/ They have tons of information for 3D Printers who want to help.
FAQ from the Open Source group for printers: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-71FJTmI1Q1kjSDLP0EegMERjg_0kk_7UfaRE4r66Mg/preview?fbclid=IwAR2nt3EGV_OqHWT7NyOSuVTOh4JerCuN49tT02RPwlgrP5oJGJBxdq8NMlc
3D PRINTED FACE SHIELDS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3DPrintedFaceShields/
CALLS FOR HELP
BARNSTABLE, MASSACHUTSETTS: Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps is asking for masks and headbands that hold plastic face shields. Residents who own or have access to 3-D printers and are interested in creating and donating the headbands are asked to follow the FDA-approved design and printing specifications that can be found at designthatmatters.org/covid-19.
YAKIMA, WASHINGTON: The Yakima Maker Space has been closed to the public for weeks now, but a small group of members are working to pump out hundreds of masks for hospitals in the area with their 3D printers.
They’ve made their designs available online, so other people with 3D printers can make the masks too. They’re asking people to help provide donations to their mission as well.
BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: 3D printing help IS needed. More information in the article: https://www.bellevuereporter.com/news/fighting-the-coronavirus-100-masks-at-a-time/
TAMPA, FLORIDA: Help needed to print masks.Files can be sent needed to program 3D printers to make the masks to anyone who’s interested For more information on that or how to donate materials, e-mail email@example.com. INFORMATION: https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2020/03/27/pasco-teen-uses-3d-printer-to-make-reusable-masks-to-protect-against-covid-19
PROVO, UTAH: Calling all 3D Printer owners, we need your HELP! Provo Police Department and Provo Fire Department, like many in the nation, are unable to purchase protective masks. If you have a 3D Printer PLEASE go to our webpage and download the blueprint/instruction on how to print these masks. https://kutv.com/news/coronavirus/provo-police-asking-folks-with-3d-printers-to-donate-masks
CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS: Emerson Hospital will accept donations of homemade masks and face shields to use in the event our supply is depleted. They are looking for masks AND 3D printed shields. More information in the article: https://www.emersonhospital.org/support-emerson/giving/covid-19-help
WEBSTER GROVE, MISSOURI:The group Face Shields Initiative STL just formed to make 300 shields in the next week for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, said Emily Elhoffer, 26, one of the leaders of the volunteer effort that uses 3D printing and laser-cutting technologies.
GREAT FALLS, WASHINGTON: The Great Falls Clinic asking the public for homemade mask donations. The clinic says in a release they will also give the donations to other health centers in the area. They say they will also accept masks made from a 3D printer.
Mask instructions are linked in the article: https://www.khq.com/regional/great-falls-clinic-asks-for-homemade-mask-donations/article_d5fca98a-1c8e-5b4b-b05e-7f11d092eea6.html
3D printers in Marquette are desperately in need of the supplies. If you have any supplies, or would like to help, contact LaBrecque on Facebook, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BALTIMORE, MD Call for volunteer printers: Open Works has thirteen 3D printers that we can use to help print parts for protective face shields, however 3D printing takes time and we need help to get more parts in the hands of those on the frontlines. We are calling for volunteers who have access to 3D printers to help keep production going by printing on personal 3D printers. Are you interested in using your social distancing time to run prints and put your personal 3D printer(s) to good use? Please fill out the questionnaire below and we will follow up with you about production needs and coordinate drop-off of parts and we’ll get them in the hands of medical professionals.
If you are in or near LOWELL MA, please join this effort: https://lowellmakes.com/covid-19-response/ My understanding is they are coordinating with Mass General. I have heard from at least one printer who said they are overwhelmed and telling printers to find local groups. If you have information about this I can post, email email@example.com
MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL – BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS:
In an effort to coordinate and facilitate the development of new innovations that flatten the COVID19 curve and protect and empower our front-line clinical staff, we have launched a Mass General Brigham Center for COVID Innovation. The Center will serve to: 1) identify and empower experts from inside and outside Mass General Brigham that can move meritorious ideas towards practice, and 2) help identify internal and external resources necessary to operationalize these ideas. We are asking people with innovative ideas and potential production technologies to reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher R. Fortier, PharmD, FASHP
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
55 Fruit Street, GRB 005
Boston, MA 02114
Executive Assistant: Felicia Cole – FCOLE@mgh.harvard.edu
EM Doc in NYC…..Running out of PPE FAST. Trying to help by printing the Prusa Face sheilds but can only prints so many! Can any of you help print? https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/25857-prusa-protective-face-shield-rc2
Contact Mina Emad, Member of Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies
MGH Research Institute is giving out this email address to those interested in connecting with researchers working on 3-D printing masks:
Copper3D organizing global campaign to 3D print antimicrobial masks on a global scale (Downloadable Mask Model) https://www.3dprintingmedia.network/copper3d-organizing-global-campaign-to-3d-print-antimicrobial-masks-on-a-global-scale/