PRINTING AGAINST CORONA
Vogelsang provides 3D data for respiratory masks
#WECARE #WETOGETHER – following this motto, anyone with access to a 3D printer can now print respiratory masks. Vogelsang Ireland provides the 3D data required for this. Although these respiratory masks are not officially medically certified, they still help to reduce the transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2.
#WECARE: 3D data for respiratory masks for download
Vogelsang and its team also want to do their part to contain SARS-CoV-2. With the participation of a medical doctor and other experts, Dr.-Ing. Peter Hartogh, assistant to technical management, developed 3D data for printing respiratory masks at short notice.
Mark Hughes, Managing Director of Vogelsang Ireland says: “We provide the 3D data for the respiratory masks as a free download on our website. So anyone with access to a 3D printer can produce respiratory masks themselves. As a company, we want to make a small contribution to containing the virus and reducing the risk of infection for the population.”
The functional description offered for download below describes the structure and use of a respiratory mask, which is manufactured in a 3D printing process.
First, the structure and function of the individual parts are introduced below. Then, production using a suitable 3D printing process is discussed. Afterwards, instructions are given on how to adjust the mask to different face shapes.
Use of the mask does not replace the general measures and instructions for reducing the spread of infections. The mask is not certified medical protective clothing! The selection of suitable filter materials and the use of the mask is done explicitly at your own risk!
|3D data mask clamping ring without valve||Download|
|3D data mask clamping ring||Download|
|Punch template for face masks||Download|
|User information on face masks||Download|
3D printing of brackets for face masks
In addition, Vogelsang and the Essen high school (Gremany, Oldenburg) have been printing frames for complete face masks on their 3D printers since the beginning of April. After printing, the frames are assembled with a perforated A4 film and a rubber band to form face masks and passed on to regional doctors and hospitals in Germany. These masks are also not officially medically certified.
Oberschule Essen (Oldenburg) high school is now using the 3D printers donated by the Vogelsang Foundation in February to help others in the crisis.
The instructions for this can be downloaded here.