There is a noticeable need for additional face masks in our community amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. It became apparent that we could leverage our engineering and manufacturing expertise to meet the moment we’re in.
We looked at what kind of mask options were out there. Solutions like the Copper 3D mask and hand sewn masks inspired us, but we felt there was room for improvement after our extensive research.
Throughout our several design iterations, we worked with two hospitals to source user feedback to meet their needs while making improvements to existing designs. Ultimately, we developed a mask that reduces material and manufacturing time as well as uses commonly available materials as filters, which can be swapped easily. The result is an effective, attractive, easy-to-use mask.
We are making as many masks as we can to supply them to first responders — free of charge. In addition, we open-sourced our designs so that anyone with access to a 3D printer could start manufacturing masks. To read more about that release, you can view our dedicated page, here.