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This site is intended to help coordinate the effort to crowdsource personal protective equipment manufacturing through the use of 3D printing in order to help supply healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Welcome

This site is intended to help coordinate the effort to crowdsource personal protective equipment manufacturing through the use of 3D printing in order to help supply healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Please help other 3D printer owners find efforts in their area by sharing this page using the share buttons, copying the URL or sharing our live 3D printing stream.

Looking to help print?

If you have a 3D printer and are willing to help out with the effort to provide frontline workers with personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic find a project below in your area and click the Join this Effort button under that listing to get started. It's as easy as pick-and-print.

Looking for help printing?

If you are coordinating, or are aware of, an effort in your area please click the Submit an Effort button below, or contact us at mail@3dprintedppe.com so that we may evaluate and add the listing. Ensure that the project is equipped and ready to coordinate efforts of 3D printer owners before submitting it. This should include, but is not limited to:

  • A website with clear requirements and instructions for contributors.
  • Contact information for questions.
  • A listing of organizations and/or governing agencies that you are working with if any.
  • The area that you are servicing.
  • A detailed description of your sanitization protocol.
  • An address to accept drop-offs and/or deliveries of completed printed parts if applicable.
Are you ready to bring this effort to the 3D printing community?

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  • Australia

    • Queensland

      • Queensland Government

        Statewide, Queensland

        Join us and download the below 3D files and get printing for our frontline! Many makers and innovators have already generously approached us to offer their skills, time and equipment to help us protect our staff, and this is a great way to help. We recommend using PLA on your Fusion Deposition Modelling printer. We are collecting the 3D printed headframes only. Our team is sourcing the transparent plastic sheets and elastics directly.

  • Canada

    • National

      • Maker Militia

        National

        MakerMilitia was created with the simple intention to connect makers with groups in need of their support to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic.

        If you have a 3D printer or a laser cutter, we encourage you to support some of the active projects who have sorted out what files to use, delivery logistics and in some cases Health Canada regulations.

      • COVIDSTOP.ca

        National

        A coordinated effort by Shop3D.ca to get 3D printed faceshields into the hands of those that need them.

    • Alberta

      • Shield Makers YYC

        Calgary, Alberta

        This volunteer group is intended as a staging ground for conversation and coordination of the quick fabrication of face-protectors to aid in the YYC area's COVID response.

      • Edmonton 3D Printers Keeping Frontline Workers Safe

        Edmonton, Alberta

        Do your part and stop the spread. Support us in 3D printing face shields and other vital equipment to protect Edmonton's frontline health workers who are fighting to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. All the information you need to start printing in your home can be found here.

    • British Columbia

      • LNG Studios

        Vancouver, British Columbia

        If you own a 3D Printer, plastic supplier or cutter, we need your help with manufacturing. We can share the design file and printing instructions to get you started if you have a 3D printer. If you have a laser cutter and are able to cut 0.5mm LEXAN and PETG clear sheets, please help us in cutting extra replacement sheets for each face shield. Once the final face shields are made, we’ll help connect you with the network of hospitals who are in need of these face shields. Get in touch with us.

      • YVR Makers for Emergency Response & Support

        Vancouver, British Columbia

        This group is for makers in Vancouver to support our frontlines in emergencies. Current focus on SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.

      • BC Covid-19 Printing Group

        Vancouver, British Columbia

        We’re a grassroots, 650+ volunteer-based organization that’s trying to help stem the shortage of PPE for our medical professionals currently involved in the front-line fight against COVID-19 in BC. Our guiding principle is to pair our 3D printers and digital fabrication volunteers wit immediate demand from healthcare professionals.

    • Manitoba

      • Winnipeg Fighting Covid

        Winnipeg, Manitoba

        Seeking approval for designs to ensure they fit the need, Creating a sanitization center to ensure makers aren’t another vector for disease, Creating a quality assurance process to check that the units meet standards, Partnering with larger organizations to distribute to those who can use our prints, and pooling resources to lower costs.

    • Ontario

      • InkSmith

        Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

        InkSmith, located in Kitchener-Waterloo is coordinating an effort to produce the Prusa designed face shields in PLA. Community 3D printer owners may print the parts and ship to or drop them off at InkSmith who is producing the visors and straps. Due to mandatory social distancing guidelines they cannot ask you to leave your house. InkSmith will sanitize, assemble and distribute the face shields.

      • #thePPEdrive

        Toronto, Ontario

        We are calling on the 3D printer community to help create PPE to protect health care professionals. There is a critical shortage of PPE supplies and you can help!

      • Operation COVID Masks

        Hamilton, Ontario

        We are looking for donations of the 3d printed parts for the Prusa Faceshield printed in either PLA or PETG. Preferably the RC2 version but of course we want whatever you can provide.

      • 3D Printers Support for Markham Stouffville Hospital

        Markham/Stouffville, Ontario

        This group is intended as an information/discussion centre for producing/distributing 3D printed PPE (personal protective equipment) to Markham Stouffville Hospital (381 Church St, Markham, ON L3P 7P3).

      • 3D PPE Kingston

        Kingston, Ontario

        Our team's goal is to address the shortage of PPE by producing face shields, masks and other equipment using 3D printers and laser cutters to service the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington area. Our growing group now has over 100 3D printers being operated by various institutions, research labs and community members. Our team of volunteers coordinate printing, assembly, as well as contactless pick-ups and delivery of materials to the medical clinics and hospitals that need them.

      • 3D Makers Toronto

        Toronto, Ontario

        3D Makers Toronto is a grassroots initiative providing our healthcare heroes with much needed personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 crisis.

    • Quebec

      • Panthera Dental

        Quebec City, Quebec

        L'écran facial / visière de Panthera et Bodycad est disponible pour tout les passionnés d'impression 3D qui voudraient collaborer pour contrer la crise. Nous avons collaboré avec des partenaires dans le domaine de la santé afin de concevoir cet écran facial / visière.

        The Panthera and Bodycad face shield / visor is available for all 3D printing enthusiasts who would like to collaborate to counter the crisis. We collaborated with partners in the health field to design this face shield / visor.

  • Germany

  • Malaysia

    • National

      • TeaMa

        National

        Malaysian 3D printing enthusiasts produce face shields to aid frontliners in fight against pandemic. Do you have 3D printer at your house or workplace, please join us and contribute.

  • Mexico

    • National

      • CONMAD-CIDESI

        National

        CONMAD-CIDESI has additive manufacturing infrastructure in various technologies SLA, FDM, SLM, DED, DMLM. At this moment we are collecting information about the infrastructure in Mexico.

        Additionally we are evaluating the online available different projects about COVID-19 to share in our website only those validated by medical and manufacturing specialists.

      • Manufactura Distribuida COVID-19

        National

        El objetivo de este grupo es apoyarnos en la Manufactura Distribuida, ingenieros en manufactura , los "makers" y sus comunidades, distribuidos en México para afrontar el inminente des-abasto de válvulas, caretas, respiradores que habrá en México debido a la pandemia de COVID-19.

        The objective of this group is to support us in Distributed Manufacturing, manufacturing engineers, the "makers" and their communities, distributed in Mexico to face the imminent shortage of valves, masks, respirators that will be in Mexico due to the COVID pandemic -19.

    • Jalisco

  • New Zealand

  • Panama

  • Sweden

    • Stockholms Lan

      • 3DVERKSTAN

        Stockholm, Stockholms Lan

        If you are located in Sweden and would like to send your prints to us, please visit out site and read the packing and handling instructions.

    • Vastra Gotaland

      • Visor Aid Göteborg

        Göteborg, Vastra Gotaland

        Visor Aid Göteborg. Currently printing 3DVerkstans visor. .Visit our website for more information on how to request PPE. Also visit our website if you have a 3D printer and want to help out. Volunteers without a 3D printer are also welcome.

  • Turkey

    • National

      • 3 Boyutlu Destek

        National

        We have both backgrounds in 3d printing and we started 3boyutludestek - which means 3d support account in Turkish - 10 days ago. 3boyutludestek.org We got in touch with more than 3.000 volunteer 3d printer owners in Turkey to cover any kind of 3d material supplies that hospitals need. Now in total 4.000 3d printers produce face-shields in every city of Turkey and deliver them to hospitals through more then 300 volunteer motorbikes.

  • United Kingdom

  • United States of America

    • National

      • Stratasys

        National

        In the United States, Stratasys has set an initial goal of producing 5,000 face shields by Friday, March 27, at no cost to the recipients. This includes both a 3D-printed frame and a clear plastic shield that covers the entire face.

        Any 3D printing shop in the U.S. that wishes to help print plastic frames can fill out an online form to be invited to join the effort. The company is also posting the full face shield printing and assembly instructions by Monday, Mar. 23 on its COVID-19 response page.

      • MatterHackers

        National

        Got idle fabrication equipment in the USA or design skills that you want to put to use in response to COVID-19? Fill out this form and someone will be in touch for more information, or to match you with an opportunity to help. We are only able to facilitate US-based resources at this time.

      • Pacific Northwest

        National

        The PNW - Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies group has been formed to organize, facilitate and manufacture the opensource medical supplies that are currently being developed around the world and supply them to the medical professionals that are desperately in need of help.

    • Alabama

    • California

      • Maker Nexus

        Sunnyvale, California

        Face shields are used by health care professionals to protect them when working with patients. Hospital supplies are running low. While they prefer to use commercially manufactured ones, in this emergency they are looking for alternative sources.

        The headband portion of these shields is made on a 3D printer. If you have a 3D printer, you can make these. We have several at Maker Nexus that will be running as long as we have supplies. We need volunteers come in to service the printing. We also need volunteers to assemble the final shields. We will deliver them to local hospitals.

      • Operations Shields Up!

        Rocklin, California

        If you have a 3D printer, you can help! 3D Print the frames and either do a non-contact drop off or ship to us.

    • Maryland

      • We the Builders

        Baltimore, Maryland

        You can download the files to print at home, and send them to Open Works’ team of volunteers who will assemble the shields with a plastic visor and elastic band. Finished face shields will be distributed to hospitals and healthcare organizations in the Baltimore metro area as a first priority. As supply grows, we hope to be able to send further out!

    • Massachusetts

      • Lowell Makes

        Lowell, Massachusetts

        Lowell Makes is asking 3D printer owners in the Lowell, MA area to contribute 3D printed parts for face masks that they are producing. Lowell Makes volunteers are currently working on several initiatives to produce PPE (personal protective equipment), including a collaboration with local nursing staff to 3D print protective masks. At this time, all of our 3D printers are being dedicated to this project. If you have a 3D printer and PLA or PETG filament, please join them in printing as many of these masks as you can.

    • Michigan

      • University of Michigan

        Statewide, Michigan

        The model approved by Michigan Medicine Procurement is the PRUSA Protective Face Shield-RC3 . The three-hole version is preferred.

      • Operation Face Shield

        Ann Arbor, Michigan

        To create a sustainable community effort for creating face shields and other PPE to all healthcare workers and all other essential workers deemed so by Governor Whitmer's order who are in need. Please join in the effort to help keep our front line workers safe with these face shields, made originally in Ann Arbor and expanding to all our local communities in the state of Michigan.

    • Missouri

      • Flatten the Curve STL

        St. Louis, Missouri

        We are a group of St. Louis volunteer designers, fabricators, and doctors researching and developing designs to provide face masks for local EMTs, nurses, and doctors. Face Shield Initiative STL has been working closely with Barnes-Jewish Hospital to provide alternate sources for much-needed medical supplies.

      • PPE for STL

        St. Louis, Missouri

        We are a group of St. Louis community members coordinating the collection and distribution of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • New York

      • Budmen Industries

        Onondaga County, New York

        Budmen Industries is looking for 3D printer owners to register and print 3D face shields for Onondaga County, New York and the surrounding area.

    • Ohio

      • 3D Printing for a Cause

        Toledo, Ohio

        Printing the promedica approved face shields for Promedica Hospitals in the area, ready to expand to other local hospitals.

        RMC Gaming runs a 3d print shop that converted my business to help with relief efforts. They have gathered people in the area and we are printing the approved face shield design for Promedica hospitals (11) in the area. We are currently producing around 1000 per week with room to expand.

    • Oregon

      • Maker Force

        Portland, Oregon

        Maker Force is a grassroots emergency response organization formed to harness the collective manufacturing power of individual makers and small businesses. Its mission is to help alleviate the supply crisis of personal protective equipment (PPE) caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Rhode Island

      • Rhode Island 3D Printers Alliance

        New England, Rhode Island

        Attention RI friends who have 3D Printers!

        The corona virus pandemic has depleted many essential supplies needed by our brave essential workers -- many of these items can be crowdsourced and created.

        Things such as face shields, door openers, and simple masks can be easily printed and produced. Some of them have been CDC approved, and many of the plans are available online.

        Many people are looking to help in whatever ways they can. Although initially our governor kindly passed on people's help, there may come a time when people are in need of items such as these to help.

        I have created this group as a place for those Rhode Islanders with 3D printers to meet and share ideas, plans, and builds, with the hope that maybe some of us can help create some things that will actually help people during this crisis.

        There are many plans available for both extruding and resin printers.

        Let's pool our resources together to help people!

        Please share this group with everyone you know who has a 3D printer and is looking to make a difference!

    • Texas

      • PPE4DFW

        Dallas, Texas

        We have 25 3D printers that we own and 10 other printers that other people in the Dallas area own that we are coordinating. We are hoping to grow that printer pool larger. We are printing using PETG.

        The 3D printed Face Shield holder can be sanitized by soaking for 15 minutes in a solution consisting of 1/3 cup of Clorox in 1 gallon of water or by baking at 150 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

        The Face shield that fits in the holder is a 3 hold punched overhead transparency that can be easily obtained at office supply stores.

        So fare we have been mainly supplying nursing homes, public health clinics, small private health clinics mortuaries and some city governments.

        People can contact us through our websites at ppe4dfw.org and their are contact emails for people needing PPE and people willing to print.

    • Washington

  • International

      • Formlabs

        International

        Formlabs is aware of many hardware projects that seek to address global healthcare-related supply shortages around the world. We are reaching out to our amazing community to connect those in need with those who have engineering, clinical, and 3D printing resources to offer. If you are working on COVID-19 related projects and need access to 3D printed parts, or if you have access to 3D printers and are willing to volunteer your time and equipment in this fight against COVID-19, please complete sign-up. We will do our best to connect available printers and relevant services to the people who need them most.

      • #GetUsPPE

        International

        #GetUsPPE is accepting registrations from makers to help coordinate PPE manufacturing efforts.

      • Ultimaker

        International

        Ultimaker is offering to help doctors and other professionals in medical institutions, upon request via this form, by connecting medical institutions and hospitals to printing hubs in the Ultimaker customer network to have them help in printing parts based on available designs. Sign-up to offer your 3D printing services.

      • Masks for Docs

        International

        Have Supplies to donate? Submit your information to volunteer on the ground, donate supplies, or help facilitate distribution to hospitals in your area.

      • 3D Systems

        International

        3D Systems has facilities around the world. Locations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. If you are able to offer your engineering team's time and expertise, or access to 3D printers, we would greatly appreciate your support.

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