Dear Milwaukee Maker,
It’s time to start printing.
The STL files for the plastic component of the 3D Printer Respirator Mask are available for you via the Dropbox link directly below.
These plastic pieces will be assembled with other components including a Silicone gasket, head straps, and a 5-layer filter sandwich. Concordia University and our team of medical students and volunteers are producing these other pieces and assembling the final product, which will then be delivered to medical providers, first responders, and municipalities with support from local police departments.
Printed pieces need to make their way to Concordia University Wisconsin (12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI) for the next step of production. Read carefully for instructions to ensure your printed pieces are received.
- If you produce 100+ plastic masks and reside in Milwaukee or Ozaukee County, please email Harris@cuw.edu to arrange a pick-up of your pieces by the Milwaukee Police Department.
- If you produce 100+ plastic mask pieces and reside outside of Milwaukee, Waukesha, or Ozaukee Counties, please ship your items to Concordia University Wisconsin (attention Maskerspace COVID-19 Mask Project, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI, 53097) Shipping costs are your expense.
- If you produce less than 100 plastic mask pieces and live in Milwaukee, Waukesha, or Ozaukee counties, please deliver your masks directly to Concordia University Wisconsin. Masks will be dropped off in the marked bins at the front gate guard shack.
Concordia University is not currently charging any facilities for these masks. Rather, we want to cover the costs of this project through donations. We are grateful if you are willing to cover the cost of the PLA plastic used to print your mask batch. However, we also are willing to offer 1-spool of PLA plastic for every 20 masks you print and deliver/have picked-up.
We know you may have questions. Our Makerspace team is available to answer your questions. Email Michael.Litman@cuw.edu with technical or production questions you have as you begin to work.
On Friday of this week, the first 80 completed 3-D Printer Respirator Masks will be delivered to medical and first responders in Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties. We will keep you posted about their feedback on the project. We have been working closely with medical experts on this design, and will continue to refine and improve it as we hear feedback from these frontline users.
Thank you for being part of the solution to this pandemic. These are unprecedented times. But Wisconsin folks are unprecedented people.
Thank you for your passion to “live uncommon” with Concordia University.
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