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Assuming that I fix my 3D printer today, I am going to start churning out facemasks in the below model. They are intended to be filled with cut-up A/C filters, etc. They can supposedly be fitted to your face by microwaving them a bit to soften them, and be sterilized by putting them in the oven. I have not tested this yet. MOre to come

Everyone who can read this can get one from me for the cost of shipping. I am in Texas, USA. DM's open.

thingiverse.com/thing:4222563

covid-19, offer of assistance 

boosting this is ok

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Me complete 3D printing a mask challenge today

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first mask off the assembly line.

the designer recommends using a cut-up piece of an A/C filter to fill it.

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we've had a few bumps in the road, but production is mostly coming along

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@Garrison are you sure using heat to mold it so it fits the face better is a good idea? depending on the type of plastic it's going to release volatile organic compounds right in front of your airways, and I assume you have to breathe through it to test the fit?

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@emptyfortress PLA is entirely organic and non-toxic

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@Garrison it still gives off VOCs, even if it's in smaller quantities than, say, ABS, there's still going to be exposure to things like methyl methacrylate, a known eye irritant

I mean, I feel this is something your users should know about so they can make an informed decision, I know I wrote all the things to be aware of I could think of with the mask sewing pattern I posted

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@emptyfortress you're fearmongering

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