This design brings a concept in which it hopefully encourages further development in a suitable mask. This design is by no means a good solution and should never be used to replace a N95 respirator, however, when a suitable mask is designed and created, it will help ease the shortage of masks available.
Many parts of the design still needs improvement such as comfort, fit and performance, so I've made the STEP design files available for any further development, as I'm not particularly capable in CAD modeling.
3D printing is by no means the only solution to manufacturing face masks. Masks can be created using injection moulding, casting vacuum forming as well as many other manufacturing methods. It is possible for a design that follows a similar concept to be made using such possible manufacturing method.
If there is a suitable mask created, it should be made from medically approved materials. However, for development purposes only, possible materials could be:
- Epoxy casting resin
- Casting polyurethane
This design is only a proof of concept with no testing performed. Do not use as a medical device or in any situations in which it may cause or result in injury. I can not be liable to any issues cause by the use of my design. This design can not be used as a replacement to a respirator or any protective equipment. Possible materials used such as the plastics, filters or adhesives can be harmful.
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