As the demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in hospitals continues to surge, volunteers from different private sectors and individuals started lending out a hand on production. From woven face masks to producing face shields, truly, everyone is doing whatever they can to help out in the battle against the coronavirus (Covid-19).
IT professionals and the 3D making community in Cagayan de Oro launched a concerted effort to create face shields for frontliners using 3D Printing Technology.
Organized by Raven Duran and several more Kagay-anons, these innovative individuals 3D printed headbands where clear acetates can be mounted to form a face shield, which is part of the frontliners’ PPEs.
As of Tuesday, they have received more than 2,500 requests for the face shields.
Many have already participated in this cause to be able to meet the demand including 3D Printing for a Cause PH Group, CDO COVID19 Donation Drive Team, CDO Maker’s Response Team, MSU IIT FABLAB, DTI Region 10, and Wela School System, to name a few.
In spite of the increasing numbers of volunteers and donors, the community is still in need of the following materials:
- Clear Acetate Films
- Polylactic Acid (PLA) Rolls, plastic-based rolls that are fed to the 3D printers
- Rubber Bands
- Zonrox Bleaches, used for disinfecting the finished products
Aside from that, they also accept cash donations. This will be allocated for other materials such as disinfectant wipes, rubbers, foams, and small electric power consumption subsidies to other makers who run multiple 3D printers.
For more inquiries or donations, you may contact Raven Duran. You may also check out and join the Facebook group OPLAN North Mindanao Front Liners to take part in other community initiatives to help out our local frontliners.
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