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Updated 06.01.20 at 18:44 PST

How to get Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Since the supply chain has gotten in gear, the needs for our makerspace-make PPE has dropped significantly, so we are shifting our focus away from PPE fabrication and back to being a makerspace!

Our most popular items are available to purchase in our store and you can come pick up your purchased items at the makerspace.

Our less popular items are still available, but by request only.  As part of your request, you can also let us know if you need financial support to cover your PPE order.  Make your request or ask questions on our contact form.  Once we’ve received your request, we’ll clarify any details, including coordinating pickup and confirm back your request via email. Please allow 2-3 days to receive a response.

Check out the items we offer below.

Available in our store

Laser-cut fitted mask
  • Approximate production cost per unit: $15
  • Material:  tightly woven 100% cotton
  • Use: reusable.  Recommend hand wash with cold water and air dry.
  • Colors:  a variety of solid colors.  We can’t guarantee a specific color will be in stock but we’ll have a variety of colors to chose from when you pick-up requested items.
  • Sizes: three sizes are available
    • Small – for youth
    • Medium – fits most adults
    • Large – fits larger faces and/or folks with beards
  • To see how these are made, go here
Medical Face Shield
  • Approximate production cost per unit: $10
  • This face shield design is intended for medical professionals.  It has undergone review in a clinical setting and is recommended by the National Institutes of Health when fabricated as instructed.
  • Frame:
    • Material: 3d printed in either PLA or PET, which are some of the official materials approved for hospitals by the NIH
    • Includes a visor to extend the shielding upward, covering the forehead
  • Shield:
    • Material:  mylar
    • Dimensions:  when flat, 200mm tall x 320mm across
    • Clearance: approx. 1.5″ between the shield and the eye
  • Strap:
    • 1″ thick knit elastic or swim goggle straps
  • To see how these are made, go here
  • For instructions on cleaning, go here
VARIATION: Medical Face Shield For Loupes (1″ extension)
  • Approximate production cost per unit: $20
  • This face shield design is intended for medical professionals who require room for loupes and lighting equipment beneath their shields.
  • The version of this face shield without extension has undergone review in a clinical setting and is recommended by the National Institutes of Health when fabricated as instructed.  This version with extension has NOT been reviewed.
  • Frame:
    • Material: 3d printed in either PLA or PET, which are some of the official materials approved for hospitals by the NIH
    • Includes a visor to extend the shielding upward, covering the forehead
  • Shield:
    • Material:  mylar
    • Dimensions:  when flat, 200mm tall x 320mm across
    • Clearance: approx. 2.5″ between the shield and the eye
  • Strap:
    • 1″ thick knit elastic or swim goggle straps
  • To see how these are made, go here
  • For instructions on cleaning, go here
VARIATION: Medical Face Shield for Loupes (1.5″ extension)
  • Approximate production cost per unit: $20
  • This face shield design is intended for medical professionals who require room for loupes and lighting equipment beneath their shields.
  • The version of this face shield without extension has undergone review in a clinical setting and is recommended by the National Institutes of Health when fabricated as instructed.  This version with extension has NOT been reviewed.
  • Frame:
    • Material: 3d printed in either PLA or PET, which are some of the official materials approved for hospitals by the NIH
    • Includes a visor to extend the shielding upward, covering the forehead
  • Shield:
    • Material:  mylar
    • Dimensions:  when flat, 200mm tall x 320mm across
    • Clearance: approx. 3″ between the shield and the eye
  • Strap:
    • 1″ thick knit elastic or swim goggle straps
  • To see how these are made, go here
  • For instructions on cleaning, go here

Available by request only

Laser-cut fitted mask KIT
  • Approximate production cost per unit: $3
  • Material:
    • Fabric: tightly woven 100% cotton, 4 pieces
    • Elastic: 1/2″ wide, two lengths
  • Colors:  a variety of solid colors.  We can’t guarantee a specific color will be in stock but we’ll have a variety of colors to chose from when you pick-up requested items.
  • This kit contains the materials and is NOT assembled.  For assembly instructions, go here.
Pleated mask with filter pocket
  • Approximate production cost per unit: $10
  • Material:  tightly woven 100% cotton
  • Use: reusable.  Can be washed to maintain cleanliness.
  • Built-in pocket allows filters (listed separately) to be inserted inside for added protection.
  • Color: a variety of patterns
  • To see how these are made, go here
Filter inserts for pleated mask
  • Approximate production cost per set of three: $2
  • Material:  non-woven, pressed fabric
  • Use: disposable.  These are intended to be inserted into the sewn masks for added filtration.
Essential worker shield
  • Approximate production cost per unit: $8
  • This face shield design is intended for essential workers and healthcare workers who do interact closely with patients (i.e. office personnel).  It has NOT undergone review in a clinical setting.
  • Frame:
    • Material: 3d printed in either PLA or PET
  • Shield:
    • Material:  mylar
    • Dimensions:  when flat, 200mm tall x 320mm across
    • Clearance: approx. 1.5″ between the shield and the eye
  • Strap:
    • 1″ thick knit elastic or swim goggle straps
  • To see how these are made, go here
  • For instructions on cleaning, go here
Non-Medical Face Shield
  • Approximate production cost per unit: $5
  • This face shield design has not been approved for medical use.  It is intended for non-medical use only.
  • Material:
    • Mylar: when flat, 200mm tall x 320mm across
    • Strap: knit elastic
    • Padding: Neoprene sections space the shield away from your face and create ventilation
  • To see how these are made, go here
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