3D Printed Face Shield (MITRE)

Model Description

*This model sourced with permission from the NIH 3D print Exchange*Model ID 3DPX-013406Category Labware & DevicesDevice Use Safety and Personal Protective EquipmentKeyword(s) PPE, 3D Printing, face shield, brow guardThe following refers to: 3DPX-013406The FDA has authorized production of protective face shields outside of the normal clearance pathway during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on Part 5, section D of the “Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff." This face shield has undergone review in a clinical setting and is recommended when fabricated as instructed. According to the CDC, COVID-19 is believed to be spread mainly from person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets produced when the infected person coughs or sneezes [1]. Face shields provide a physical barrier for the user against airborne droplets.Several open source face shield designs are available that can be produced rapidly by using inexpensive and distributed Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) plastic 3D printing for the visor together with polyethylene sheeting for the face protection.In addition to health care professionals (HCPs), others that can benefit from access to face shields as a first line of defense include first responders, security personnel, and those working in essential customer service (grocery stores, pharmacies, and delivery services). The availability of 3D printed face shield designs for the general public can also ease the demand on traditional supply chains used by HCPs. This is an open source design for a 3D-printed face shield visor that was iterated upon in order to improve producibility and speed to print. Features• FDM 3D prints without supports• Uses three-hole punch size and spacing for each of assembly and replacement of polyethylene sheet• Includes a brow guard to provide continuous coverage over the user's forehead• Two methods of attaching elastic or string:o Hooking over tabo Looping through hole LimitationsA face shield does not substitute the use of an approved face mask.In cases where approved masks are not available and a non-approved mask is used as a last resort, CDC guidance recommends use of a face shield in conjunction with the non-approved mask [2].[1] https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/transmission.html[2] https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/face-masks.htmlModel Origin Custom illustration/CADPrinter Technology/Material Material ExtrusionPre- and Postprocessing Instructions Fabrication• 3D Printingo 0.3mm layer heighto 30% infillo PETG materialo Print time ~ 2.5 hrs for one visor• Plastic Sheeto 0.15" thicknesso 9" x 9" squareo Three-hole punch on the top edgeo Align the holes to the hooks and snap into place• Elastic bando Cut to 11" lengtho Make a 3/4" cut on either side to hook over tab• String o Cut to 11" lengtho Loop through holes on either side and tie to secure• Attribution Instructions • modeled by MITRE Corporation• Reviewer Notes • The following refers to: 3DPX-013406• The FDA has authorized production of protective face shields outside of the normal clearance pathway during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on Part 5, section D of the “Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff." This face shield has undergone review in a clinical setting and is recommended when fabricated as instructed.

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General Instructions application/pdf 3D Printed Face Shield Writeup v5.pdf 200.05 KB
STL File face_shield_visor_MITRE_0.stl 23.09 MB

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Part Information

Additional Owner's Names

jknotts

AMCPR Type

designPackage

Model Number

3DPX-013406

Review Process

simple

Public

Yes
2021-06-09T12:04:15

Materials

Polymer

General Build Material

PETG

AM Process

Material Extrusion

Quality Standards

Submission Path

production

Assembly Required

No
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