Request for PPE

For hospital admins and health professionals.

Learn How to Make PPE

For all makers in the 3D, laser cutting, and all applicable fields.

I Want to Donate

You can help us by giving so we can purchase materials to make these!

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We are a nationwide community of volunteer independent producers of life-saving PPE for first-responders treating COVID-19. Nearly 1500 individuals strong, the network is donating time and materials to produce face shields that are distributed for free through a crowdsourced network.

Watch What Our Makers Are Doing!

Make PPERequest PPEJoin our Slack Group

Calling all MAKERS. Here’s how you can help!

MAKE

Whether you have a 3D printer, laser cutter or elastics, start making as many as you can!

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SHIP

Ship your completed parts to our hub. We ask that you ship in increments of 20. Please write the # of parts and date of the last production on the box. Then, fill out the donation form below.

East Coast Hub

Synergy Mill – Maker Space Greenville 400 Birnie Street Suite B Greenville, SC, 29611

West Coast Hub

Maker Nexus 234 East Caribbean Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089 If being dropped off, leave outside their front door.
Donation Submission Form
PREPARE

We will clean all parts according to the CDC standard and assemble them so hospitals can get them as a complete package.

DISTRIBUTE

We will ship the PPEs to hospitals and health professionals.

Updates on our Progress

Updates

March 21, 2020

  • Slack channel created which garners over 800 members in one day.
  • Over 50 3D printers secured and three cutters for plastic shields

March 29, 2020

Wow! We started our GoFundMe just a little over a day ago and we collected $1440! We’re making a big difference one face shield at a time. My sister reached out to me who works as a nurse in the ICU in Georgia was touched and thanked me. And I’m sure you may also have a family member who works in healthcare, so you can relate. Here are some updates so far:

  • We’ve purchased 5000 meters of elastic button holes for .16 cents a unit. This should supply roughly 17K face shields.
  • We are in talks with a large manufacturer to help us with the halo production via a mold
  • We started receiving halos, shields and elastics. Cleaning, sanitizing, assembly and distribution will happen starting this week from our South Carolina hub.
  • We will post a public document on donations inbound and our spendings. 100% of it will go toward the making of the face shields. None of it will go toward administrative fees.
  • RC2 and RC3 are both good to print. Domed and original face shield cutout works. Some hospitals prefer the domed version from Maker Nexus. They are available on the website here: https://3dforcovid.com/makers/

We will try to update everyone once every two days on our progress. If you’ve delivered face shields to your local hospitals and have images, please drop them in the channel @mediadrop so we can share it. Please share our GoFundMe page in your social channels. We’re so excited to be a part of this amazing movement. https://www.gofundme.com/f/face-shields-for-hospitalsmedical-pros

April 15

We received our first shipment of injection molded parts today! We will be ramping up production to allow us to cover more workers with face shields.

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