A group of local 3D printing experts are making use of their 3D-printing technology to produce face shields for frontliners in Cagayan de Oro City. The face mask is composed of a clear acetate film held in place by a headband made of polymer-based material called polylactic acid (PLA) and produced thru 3D printing.
The group organized by Raven Duran is engaged in 3D printing, a rising innovation using biodegradable PLA. Accordingly, the face shield designs are made by the collective minds and brain powers of the 3D printing community.
The process starts by 3D printing the design using a 3D printer. After post processing and some polishing, the headbands are then soaked in a bleach for disinfection and left to dry and sealed. These are then partnered with holed acetates and ready to use.
The headband hold the face shield in place for frontliners. As of today, they have received more than 2,000 Face Shield Requests from various public and private hospitals. They have so far delivered a total of 147 pieces.
They previously delivered to Balingasag, El Salvador City and Lanao del Norte.
Among those involved in the project for a cause are
– CDO COVID19 Donation Drive Team
– CDO Maker’s Response Team
– MSUIIT FAB LAB (For guidance and supplies)
– DTI Region X (For pledging more supplies to help with the cause)
– Wela School System (Courtesy of John Vincent Fiel and Chris Ian Fiel)
– Edmund Madrid Salcedo Jr.
– JP Santos
– Paul Gil Oraiz
– Richard Ching
– Joseph Philip Gaston
– Archie Velasco
– EJ Escanilla
– Jesse Abear
– Jilliane Maers
– John Carl Marlo
– Rolan Narz
– G-Han Bax
– Dan Quilz
– Seddie Madera
– and hopefully more to come.
If you’re interested to donate, just message Raven in Facebook below.
all photos by Raven Duran