3D Printed PPE Sprout-Visor

We made this in response to a request from a friend who is a consultant specialist at a London Hospital.

This 3D printed faceshield packs in a lot of functionality in just 20grams.

It is optimised for 3D printing in a vertical stack on an Ultimaker S5 Printer and is only 1-2 walls thick and requires almost no support.

Stacking them vertically means up to 18 can be printed in one go.

It uses the same PVC binder cover that other designs use – these are available in packs of 100 or 200 on Amazon.

The only assembly operation required is to use a 4-hole hole-punch to make the row of 4 x 6mm holes spaced by 80mm.

Having tried other 3D printed designs, we realised they could be a lot more efficient. We’ve also heard of elastic shortages, so this design eliminates other components like elastic and foam.

Having the band one-piece means no pre-assembly, one material, it can be washed and re-used, and we can select that one material for desirable properties.

PPE is an environmental disaster in progress, as the multi-material items cannot be recycled, but are going to landfill or incineration.

If we make this from biodegradeable material then the environmental impact of PPE can be greatly reduced.

Please get in touch if you are interested in supply of these one-piece visor headbands.


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