I am a product design engineer who has moved to Brisbane nine months ago from Scotland (it’s a long story!)
My design engineering company 4c has recently produced a free, open-source design for an easy to make face shield for frontline workers in the during Convid19.
I thought I’d write to make you aware of this, in case there becomes a shortage of these in Brisbane in the coming months.
In terms of the outbreak, I think Scotland is two or three weeks ahead of us here in Queensland.
I thought the maker space might have the facilities and type of people who could help turn out a number of these if needed. Our team based in Inverness collaborated with another company and made 1000 masks with <five people over a week. The design is simple, doesn’t require any special technology or 3D manufacturing techniques.
Please share - Open Source Visor/Face-shield Design
Over the last week, we have come up with a design for a disposable, face-shield for frontline healthcare staff which we are making open-source to any who wish to manufacture it. Some details:
It does not require any 3D printing
It is made of commonly available materials
It has had ICU staff input into the design
It has been worn by ICU staff in action with excellent feedback
This is open source to all, and can be made worldwide - our only restrictions are:
please give design credit to the Corran Project
we don’t want these sold at inflated prices - they are for the common good. Non-profit manufacture, please.
All details here, including manufacturing drawings, guidance and FAQs.
Any questions or feedback please email email@example.com
#ppe #makers #manufacture #innovation
I hope this helps and is of interest. Please get in touch if you’d like to know more.