COVID-19 3D Printing Response Team

June 18, 2020

June Update: Face Shields Delivered - 3724

As the places we live continue to open up and relax social distancing rules, demand for face shields unfortunately continues. As of today, volunteers working with the St. Pete Makers Printing Response Team have delivered 3724 3D printed face shield frames along with an equal number of hole-punched, transparent plactic sheets that attach to the frames. 

To request PPE supplies, please out this form - PPE Request form.

As the demand for faceshields continues, the price for the materials to build them has gone up. 

A roll of plastic filament that can product over 80 face shields now $25.

A pack of plastic sheets has gone up to $22 per 100. 

Good news is the cost of the machine that can make 24 masks each day now only cost $500. So each machine we add speeds up the delivery of face shields. 

We are accepting donations - click here: paypal.me/stpetemakers

Please sign up if you have a 3D printer and time to help. If you have a printer but won't be available, we can look for a volunteer maker to double up their capacity with your loaned machine.

Sign up here to volunteer -  3D Printer Volunteer form.

Please healp spread the word. There are more faciliites in need, but they don't know about us yet and we want to help!


April 30, 2020

Face Shields Delivered - 2170

We are most certainly better together! 

We have delivered to St. Pete Hospitals, Pharmacies, Assisted Living Facilites, Dentist, Doctor and Vet Clinics as well as a squad for Pinellas County Sheriff Office. 

To request PPE supplies, please out this form - PPE Request form.

We are accepting donations to offset material costs - paypal.me/stpetemakers

Please sign up if you have a 3D printer and time to help. If you have a printer but won't be available, we can look for a volunteer maker to double up their capacity with your loaned machine.

Sign up here to volunteer -  3D Printer Volunteer form.

Please healp spread the word.  There are more faciliites in need, but they don't know about us yet and we want to help!

 


 

April 11, 2020

Wow! Since April 1 we have delivered 1050 Face Shields and 15 mask adjusters.  We have an amazing team of voluteers and thanks the geneoristy of many poepe we have plenty of filament and plastic sheets on hand so the makers and can keep making!!

We have delivered to St. Pete Hospitals, Pharmacies, Assisted Living Facilites, Dentist, Doctor and Vet Clinics as well as a squad for Pinellas County Sheriff Office. 

Please sign up if you have a 3D printer and time to help. If you have a printer but won't be available, we can look for a volunteer maker to double up their capacity with your loaned machine.

We are accepting donations to offset material costs - paypal.me/stpetemakers

Sign up here to volunteer -  3D Printer Volunteer form.

To request supplies, please out this form - PPE Request form.

Together we are better!



April 5, 2020

Great news!  The design we are using has been approved by the NIH. Read the details here.

There is a great need in St. Pete Hospitals, Pharmacies, Assisted Living Facilites and others.  Please sign up if you have a 3D printer and time to help. If you have a printer but won't be available, we can look for a volunteer maker to double up their capacity with your loaned machine.

We are accepting donations to offset material costs - paypal.me/stpetemakers

Sign up here to volunteer -  3D Printer Volunteer form.

To request supplies, please out this form - PPE Request form.



March 30, 2020

For the last 2 weeks we’ve been testing out a few different 3d printed mask and face shield designs for healthcare professionals.

We’ve talked to local doctors and vet clinics in St. Pete and researched what others are doing across the country and world wide. After talking with local officials we’ve determined this Face Shield is what we can produce the quickest and make the biggest impact on local equipment needs.

Through the Pinellas COVID-19 3D Printing Response Team we coordinating volunteers through St. Pete Makers and other 3D professionals we know though Tangible Labs.

We are proud and excited to be helping with our first big request to St Anthony’s ICU this week but also pissed that they need this help!

We will continue to do what we can but I am afraid the request will soon become overwhelming. But i'm getting connected to other teams so hopefully we can collectively help meet the most critical needs.

If you know anyone with a 3d printer, please send them our 3D Printer Volunteer form.

We are accepting donations through St. Pete Makers to offset material costs - paypal.me/stpetemakers

Here is the link to the PPE Request form.

My heart goes out to all the healthcare workers and their families!

We are better together.

#flattenthecurve
#flattenthecurveflat
#madeinstpete
#shieldsforheros

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