Open Source Designs for Protective Face Visor
In response to the critical shortage of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for healthcare personnel in this present Covid-19 crisis, we have taken it upon ourselves to design and manufacture protective face visors to help fill in the need voids.
We have thus far produced 5000 numbers of face visors as at 10/04/2020 and provided free of charge in appreciation of government healthcare workers to hospitals around the island. To do so we have used rapid prototyping, using high fidelity prototypes that assists in accelerating low volume production while being able to test fast and cheaply. Fast fabrication was achieved by using CAD.
That doesn’t mean that our capacity to produce these will be sufficient for the growing need of PPE. Therefore, as an additional public service Anim8.lk is sharing the face visor as an open-source design. By doing so we expect anyone with the access to the inexpensive materials we have used to be able to reproduce it or even modify it where necessary. Consequently, as an open source project please feel free to improve on our the design while committing the changes back to us.
This type of rapid commencement manufacturing exists to bridge the gap until large scale manufacturers identify the demand, hone the design, and prepare the high fixed cost moulds and tooling required for mass production.
Please share this information freely and assist us as a community, so we can all be a part of ensuring the safety of our health professionals in the frontlines of the Sri Lankan Covid-19 pandemic defeating effort.
Dimensions of micron transparent acetate sheet cut using Robotic flatbed CAD cutter.
High density foam laser etched using the adhesive of double sided tape.
Transparent PVC sticker cut using roll sticker cutter attached to protect the puncture holes from damaging.
Attaching the foam strip on to the cut acetate sheet.
The measurements of length between the foam strip and the Paper hole drill punctured holes.
Measurement of the 10mm elastic strips.
Directions to insert and fasten the Elastic strips on to the visor.